1.Neil Postman said: “that all technological change is a tradeoff” and “that media tend to become mythic”. What did he mean by each of these quotes? Give examples using computer technology.
2.Two MIT economists argue that computer technology is growing at an exponential rate and is a major cause of slow job creation. Other experts think that instead of replacing people, robots will be assistants. What is their evidence for this, and what do you think might be the outcome?
3.What is the ‘gig’ economy? Have computers made it easier for ‘independent contractors’ to find and work on gigs? Why do some people like working for themselves while others have problems?