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The Environment

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Winter

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Sociology, Lecture 18 March 23, 2011 1 The Environment Era of Nave Optimism after Japanese bombing Technology is often defined as the application of scientific principles to the improvement of human life. The term normal accident recognizes that the very complexity of modern technologies ensures they will inevitably fail, though in unpredictable ways. o i.e. large computer program (Window 7) contains conditional statements a=b do c, when in use the program activates many combinations of conditional statements. Therefore, when rare combinations come into play unforeseen consequences follow. Blue screen, conditional statement that the computer programmer couldnt see. A risk society is a society in which technology distributes danger and advantage among all social groups. However, some categories are more exposed than othe
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