Reluctant Acceptance Essay

938 Words Nov 12th, 2013 4 Pages
Class Activity 3 1. Compare and contrast apathy to reluctant acceptance. How are these attitudes the same? How are they different?
People who lack of interest in or concern for technology are apathetic. They do not care for the details nor recognize its significance to society. “Reluctant Acceptance or approval”, also known as “interested ambivalence” refers to people who are able to temporarily avoid thinking about the details or decisions about technology. They may have a slight understanding of it, but decide to see the effects made by technology before believing it. They often go along with it because they do not want to appear as an outcast. These attitudes are the same in which they both have no interest in the details of
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Some of them believes in the power of technology and introduce it to the rest of the family or friends. After a while, people will start to be willing to experience the effects of technology because of peer pressure. Some people will think it’s against their old traditions to use technology; once more people starts to disobey the rule, the other half of the population follows.

Class Activity 4 1. You should choose one technology that you are dependent on (That is, choose a technology that is a technology trap for you) and discuss the consequences for you if you were deprived, either voluntarily or involuntarily, of this technology.
One technology that I am dependent on is my iPhone, a famous wireless cellular device. If I was deprived either voluntarily or involuntarily of it, I would have many troubles because I can't take my hands off of it. My phone allows people to reach me at any time. I am able to get access to my email through my iPhone and be able to reply back to the sender as soon as possible. If I do work outside the home and cannot show up for a long time, my iPhone would help me to reach my families and friends. I can video chat them if I haven't seen them in a long time. Having an iPhone allows me to receive professional guidance from a GPS. It not only helps me to safely get to my destination, but directs me back on track once I make a bad road decision. Most importantly, I would not be able to call for help without my phone in emergency

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