Academic Papers on Technology & Society

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A 10 page exploration of the effects of technology on the global economy. Emphasis is on communications technology and how it has the potential to either equalize the playing field in terms of national players or to allow the more technologically advanced nations to dominate world markets. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

6 pages in length. The issue to be dealt with in this paper is one addressing the fact that excessive driving speeds cause a substantially higher number of deaths than those caused at slower, more prudent speeds. Promoting road safety is the function of speed limit restrictions both on the highway and on surface ...

This 8 page paper reviews the literature relating to the safety components of wearing a helmet when on a motorcycle and looks at the arguments for and against wearing a motorcycle helmet. Ultimately, the author supports helmet use. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper on the phenomenon of shipwrecks and how,-- through the use of modern technologies, -- they are both less likely to occur and more likely to be understood. Research is also examined concerning some of the reasons that shipwrecks used to occur so often and the precautions that are taken today. Specific ...

A 3 page research paper focusing on the effects of technology on film making. Specific examples are given of the new system JEDI allowing the integration of cartoon characters and people. Bibliography is included.

Pumping Concrete

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper which gives the details the development of the concrete pump, the applications for which pumping is best suited, the problems which can arise from pumping concrete, and the importance of mix design. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the roles of blacks and women within technology. The writer addresses the everchanging issues of women and blacks within the workplace, and the everpresent biases that keep these groups from advancing with technology.

21 pages in length. It has been the center of concern and conversation for years; the buzz it has created is unprecedented. For an outsider to assess the situation, one would have no doubt that the world was truly going to come to an end at precisely midnight, January 1, 2000. What is all the ...

An 11 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the background behind the problem of computer systems and the year 2000, and considers 3 possible solutions to calming the economic panic swelling and critiques these solutions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of 'mainstream' date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal ...

10 pages in length. Time has run out. No longer can the world sit idly by in a false sense of security believing that the Y2K problem will be solved prior to reaching midnight on January 1, 2000. Despite intensive displays of technical modification, it can be argued that mankind waited just a bit too ...

An 8 page paper discussing the average person's perception of the effects of the Year 2000 computer date problem. Though the problem can be postponed for 50 years with relative ease for most applications, it still remains likely that there will be short-term problems for the individual associated with the turn of the century. Some ...

An 8 page research paper that looks at 3 economic views—laize faire, Keynesian, and supply and demand—and determines that from the evidence, the Year 2000 computer problem is and will continue to be resolved by supply and demand. The author looks at the problem in terms of governmental, corporate and small business costs, and determines ...

A 20 page paper that provides an overview of the issue of information creation, storage and dissemination in an increasingly technological world. This paper considers whether documents that are created and stored through digitization will last into the future. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Y2K

  • 5 page paper

In 5 pages the author discusses the Y2K Millenium Bug, which affects computers everywhere. The year 2000 Millenium Bug is a big problem. Why? Because everyone's lives are intertwined with computers and computer usage. A person goes to the grocery store and the scanner is automated. Computers are built in to the cash registers. A ...

Y2K / The Y2K Crisis

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses the year 2000 computer crisis. The problem as already resulted in computer shut-downs when merchants attempt to scan a credit card with an expiry date of 2000 or beyond. The problem is real and can result in possible mayhem. Why it is a problem and the possible repercussions are discussed ...

This 5 page paper explores the subject of the millennium bug by focusing on two particular articles on the topic. Both pieces address the scope of the concern as being global, and each in its own way present solutions to fix it. The paper also includes the subject of contingency plans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing a proposal for addressing a variety of issues within the banking industry relating to readiness for the turn of the century. Consensus is that 1999 is far too late to begin any programming alterations. Possible hypotheses address issues of vendor compliance; Year 2000 software to prevent adulteration of data; considering ...

The Y2K problem has had widespread attention in business journals and the news media, but little has been said about the specific impacts for particular industries. Though speculators have asserted that the Y2K problem could have widespread impacts for transportation, especially in the aviation industry, arguments that these speculations are the perceptions of alarmists and ...

Signaling System 7

  • 18 page paper

An 18 page paper discussing the technical attributes of Signaling System 7 and its facilitation of modern telephone network requirements. Includes information on its architecture, how it controls switching and routing of calls, and a discussion of network signaling prior to SS7. Bibliography lists twelve sources.

An 8 page paper examining the conditions today that involve the computer and the world. Many cultures around the world have been deeply effected by the technological growth that involves the computer. With the development of the today's computer and technology, the world, for the most part, is becoming such that it works faster and ...

Shopping From Home

  • 25 page paper

25 pages in length. A thorough discussion of the home shopping network, QVC and others. The writer looks at their history, growing popularity and the future of at-home & on-line shopping. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 10 page overview of the importance of satellite connection to the widely scattered and often remote communities of Canada. Includes information about educational and business applications including teleconferencing, distance learning, and other opportunities which this technology has made available. Identifies Canada as one of the most progressive nations in satellite technology. Bibliography ...

A 5 page paper that consider the progression of developments in digital communications for the invention of Morse code to the current processes of data communication transmissions. This paper explores the invention of morse code and facsimile transmission systems as the starting points for the more complex teletype and digital voice systems. Bibliography lists 3 ...

A 6 page research paper exploring the development of Digital Radio. Includes discussion of digital equipment currently available and tools and gadgets currently under development. Satellites, interactive networks, telephones, computers are mentioned. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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