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‘Technological Advances’ with Valeska Ting

In this video, Valeska Ting talks about information sharing and technological advancement in relation to global citizenship.

In the final section of this week, Dr Valeska Ting discusses some of the ideas around the sharing of technology in a global society.

It may seem that solutions to the issues we have discussed so far this week are quite easy: give everyone access to the technology and advancements (medical or otherwise) that they need. However, this isn’t always as straightforward as you might think.

To explore this further, here Valeska discusses three main ideas: sharing technology in relation to medical advancement, open access research, and technological sharing to combat global issues such as climate change, which you explored in more detail in the previous section.

As you watch this video, consider your responses to the questions below, and then share your thoughts in the comments. You will have more time to develop your ideas during this section, so at this stage it’s best to just note down your first thoughts and reactions.

  • If a new technology is developed which is beneficial for everyone, should it be made available to everyone?

  • Are there some technologies that should not be widely shared?

  • Why do you think so?

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