For your first essay, please write a two- to three-page (600-900 word) response to the following question:
In "I 'd Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture" (pp. 75- 82), Richard Sclove argues that we should do more to acknowledge technology 's 'polypotency. ' What does this term mean, why does Sclove think that it is important to acknowledge this characteristic of technology? Do you agree with Sclove that technology has this characteristic? Why or why not? If you agree that technology is polypotent, do you agree with Sclove that it is important that we address this fact as we reflect on our relationships with technologies? Why or why not?
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the assigned question and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence.
Technology 's Polypotency
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However, the time period is critically important. A discussion such as the one could possibly cause the affected to muster enough opposition to the technology that the society would possibly be bereft of the particular feature or potency of the technology. Instead efforts should be made at reconciliation and finding of common grounds. Polypotency could be dangerous and have many results tangential to the chief reason behind the institution of a technology - an example could be rogue artificial intelligence in the future, which may well bring about the destruction of human beings as numerous movies have predicted. A broken discussion structure and our propensity with being politically divided and spent leaves little room for a discussion on these potencies and others that could have disastrous