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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘technology’?

2)

Is technology a good or a bad thing?

3)

What new technology could you not live without?

4)

Do you like reading about technology?

5)

Do you like using technology to learn?

6)

What do you think very old people think of modern technology?

7)

How has technology changed society?

8)

Has technology made us more impatient?

9)

Max Frisch said: "Technology is the knack of arranging the world so that we don't have to experience it." Do you agree with him?

10)

Mark Kennedy said: "All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - say little about his intelligence, but speak volumes about his laziness." Do you agree?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What do you think of today’s technology?

2)

What do you think of tomorrow’s technology?

3)

Do you think we’ve become obsessed with technology?

4)

Do you always trust technology?

5)

Does technology ever let you down?

6)

What things would you never let technology replace?

7)

Has technology made our lives better than our grandparents’ lives?

8)

What technology is dangerous?

9)

Frank Lloyd Wright said: "If it [technology] keeps up, man will waste away all his limbs but the push-button finger." What does this mean? Do you like this quote?

10)

Alan M. Eddison said: "Modern technology... Owes ecology... An apology." What does this mean? Do you agree?


 


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