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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds Welcome to Week 1 of the understanding information and technology today course. In this first week of the course, we will talk about the broad technology landscape from a social point of view. This means that we will explore technology through concepts that are currently accepted about talking about technology. However, as we will see, technology is developing very, very fast. And this also means that these concepts cannot catch up with what technology really is about. So in the first part of the course, we will talk about technology expectations through these existing concepts. As we see how these concepts do not really apply anymore in today’s technology, we will switch to what technology world is really about. These concepts are not established yet.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds And there will be some thought-provoking things about it, some things that you might even feel uneasy about such as piracy. And of course, we will also explore some ideas of innovation, which are an important ingredient of technology today. So join us for this week and try to keep up the pace because we are going to get faster and faster all the time.

Introducing Week 1

Viktor Dörfler introduces this week’s topics and activities.

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