What is Technology Addiction and How does it Affect Us?

Thank you for the invitation by Margaret McDonough-Glenn to guest lecture for the University of Newcastle regarding all matters Technology Addiction and the Socio-Ethical issues they raise? The session delivery is for UON's: "Issues and Insights for Our Society - Impact of Technology on Our Lives" for their Sociology course here.

Subject summary: Australia and the world face perennial challenges in 2017 and this sociology course will allow us to examine these challenges through the lens of issues such as: the impact of technology on our lives; the latest contribution by Professor Guy Standing of ‘Basic Income - And How We Can Make It Happen’, ‘The Battle for University funding’ and more. The interactive sociology course will comb through the impact of technology on both our young and older Australians and what lies ahead over the years to come; ; will study Professor Standing latest contribution to the basic income debate and his suggestions of how to implement the idea; will study post ‘Bringing Them Home’ report, treaty and constitutional recognition post Uluru; will study bestseller Professor Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ and “its powerful argument about wealth, democracy and why capitalism will always create inequality”; will study other issues and insights arising from this fast changing world that we live in.

In the Lecture to be delivered July 26, 2017 @ 12pm, we can use the following stimulus materials.