Dean's Seminar Panel Discussion: How to Use New Technologies to Improve Humanity
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
The 21st century is host to unparalleled and accelerating technological advances. We have instant access to entertainment, can communicate with anyone on (and off) the planet, and seek to improve ourselves with education, drugs and devices.
At the same time, our attention is divided and challenged, our memory is exported to devices, and jobs are lost to automation. This new technological economy defines our daily lives and at once, offers opportunities to achieve and threats to our personhood.
In this discussion, we will consider how we can ethically use technology to promote positive education, business practices and personal health. Drawing from historical, teaching, empirical and entrepreneurial perspectives, this interactive panel will encourage us to define who we are — and who we aspire to be — as the boundary between technology and humanity erodes.
John Medaglia, PhD, assistant professor of psychology (moderator)
Kelly Joyce, PhD, professor of sociology and of science, technology and society
Amy Slaton, PhD, professor of history
Kevin Smith, PhD, assistant teaching professor of biology
Charles Sacco, MBA, director, Baiada Institute of Entrepreneurship
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Seminars Series is a platform
for students, faculty and staff from across the College to engage in
interdisciplinary conversations. All seminars are free and open to the Drexel community.
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