LAS 432 Week 6 Discussions Technology Societies & Culture
Week 6 DQ 1
What Is Reality? (Graded)
Why do we pursue technologies such as those associated with virtual reality? Going back to one of our definitions of technology, what problem are we trying to solve? What are the risks associated with these technologies?
Week 6 DQ 2
Technology, Morality, and Ethics (Graded)
In the article by Leon Kass, “Preventing a Brave New World,” the author argues for a worldwide ban on all forms of human cloning. Do you agree with the author’s arguments? Could we realistically allow therapeutic cloning but ban human cloning? What are the ethical questions raised by cloning? Is there any moral difference between applying genetic engineering technologies to humans and applying them to animals and plants? What role should governments play in making policies regarding ethical issues?