Thursday, September 16, 2004


Just wanted to post a thought about the film on Monday, some aspects of which were touched upon during discussion. The film's treatment of technology leading to jobs and hence security (the viewpoint of many high school tech program propents) juxtaposed with the effects of globilization and therefore competition brought many issues of post-industrial society to the forefront. The example of the factory workers, who learned and incorporated technology into their jobs only to then lose these jobs exemplified one issue. The two students who did not go on to college either faced serious competition or not enough technology training. The pressure of globalization appeared to be a serious factor in the push for technology and overall job security.

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