Technology has always changed lives--opening up new opportunities and imposing new constraints. Yet the pace of recent technological change is breathtaking, exciting and scary. In this five-week course, we will consider forces that influence the development of technology and explore several major arenas of information-age technology. Health: How will we stay well? Transportation: How will we get around? Information: How will we stay informed and educated? Entertainment: How will entertainment change? Manufacturing: How will we make things? Through lectures, videos, and class discussion, we will explore the potential costs and benefits of autonomous vehicles, robots, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, genetic editing, and much more. Can you imagine the near future? Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion; Viewing Videos
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