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Philosophical debates have arisen over the use of technology, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it. Neo-Luddism, anarcho-primitivism, and similar reactionary movements criticise the pervasiveness of technology in the modern world, arguing that it harms the environment and alienates people; proponents of ideologies such as transhumanism and techno-progressivism view continued technological progress as beneficial to society and the human condition.
Try to tell this to the champions of technology who predicted the paperless office and who now predict the networked world. Education in the instruction mode proceeds along the lines: first provide information, then give an opportunity to practice, then test.
These include primates such as chimpanzees , 69 some dolphin communities, 70 and crows 71 72 Considering a more generic perspective of technology as ethology of active environmental conditioning and control, we can also refer to animal examples such as beavers and their dams, or bees and their honeycombs.
In 1994, Charles B. Eldridge, a partner of Ernst & Young, said ‘Hiring into our audit practice has declined over the last several years as a result of changes in that area and the impact of technology.’ A representative of Peat Marwick, who is experiencing the same hiring pattern, said this reduction ‘is not a temporary measure ( Journal of Accountancy, 1994c).’ This hiring pattern extends beyond accounting firms into most corporations.