“Franchising emerged as a business model that would allow Mad Science to expand without requiring substantial investment”. (P.563 Case B-4 The Mad Science Group) For example, one of the greatest challenges for a new company expanding its market in a new country is considered a lack of understanding of the local culture. However, franchising provides a good way to reduce this shortcoming because it uses the already established experience of the franchisors – usually are local people. in different countries, local culture is always considered as a big problem for the company because. However, franchise will be a good way to reduce those cultural risks, because franchisors are always local people.
Fluid intelligence doesn’t look much like the capacity to memorize and recite facts, the skills that people have traditionally associated with brainpower. But building it up may improve the capacity to think deeply that Carr and others fear we’re losing for good. And we shouldn’t let the stresses associated with a transition to a new era blind us to that era’s astonishing potential. We swim in an ocean of data, accessible from nearly anywhere, generated by billions of devices. We’re only beginning to explore what we can do with this knowledge-at-a-touch.
With this, it is only right to question if the society was truly advanced. Today, individuals base a societies level of advancement or development on technology because technology is something that present day humans admire and care about. However, individuals need to recognize that the societies in the Americas were extremely successful without the invention of the wheel. Despite their understanding of the wheel, the Olmec were still extremely civilized and advanced. They did not need a wheel in order to succeed, Mann states on page 253 “the Americas lacked animals suitable for domestication” meaning that even if the Olmec had created a larger wheel, they would have no animals to help maneuver goods.
These conflicting views on technological advances in these novels can be related to the modern age that we live in today. Yes, there are numerous benefits to technology, but we humans cannot allow ourselves to become dependent on technology. The benefits are related to The Killer Angels: technological advances have helped make our lives much easier. For example, with the internet, we no longer have to painstakingly research information from books. The dangerous prospect of humans becoming too dependent on technology is seen in Jurassic Park.
As history has shown, in software, this limitation, however ethical it may be, is close to useless in protecting the inventor. There are only so many basic inventions in software. The most notable ones are word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and the graphical user interface (GUI). This means that if you invent the first spreadsheet, the UI may be copyrighted and the particular implementation of the functions behind it can be protected. But, this does very little in protecting you against some other guys writing a spreadsheet which is more user friendly, calculates faster, and provides more functions, even though you were the inventor of the spreadsheet.
In my view, sources 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 do not support this interpretation; in fact most of them imply the opposite. All five of these sources actually show developments and progress. Whilst sources 2 and 5 show the practical work and physical understandings from the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Vesalius, which was indeed also showed a range of skills such as mathematics and proportion, but this was also ideal in actually visually promoting the ideas of these iconic figures. Furthermore, in order for these drawings and sketches to be shared, source 7 shows how this was made possible by the invention of the printing press during the 1440’s, but then showing its significance in a painting in which the scene takes place in Venice in 1490. We learn from other background knowledge that the invention of the printing press was a turning point, it enabled books, scripts, drawings to not only become published, but also to be shared on a more global level as well as being physical proof which allowed for generations of improvements such as some of Galen’s previous work to then later be corrected by Vesalius’s drawings and explanations.
While patents don't seem to be encouraging the development of discrete new ideas that no one else has, that doesn't mean they aren't motivating innovation at all. The incentives provided by a patent, in other words, must be filtered through the realities of a patent race. In some (though by no means all, or even a majority) the inventors are acutely aware of the possibility of patent rights and of the risk that others might obtain the core patents. As John Duffy has observed, the benefit of a race is that people run faster than they otherwise would. As a result, a patent race should both cause inventions to be made sooner than they otherwise would be and, because patent terms are measured from the filing date, cause the resulting patents to expire earlier than they otherwise would.
Solnit goes further to indicate how suburbanized people, rather than going out and engaging with the real world, are inadvertently choosing to become isolated from their environment through the usage of convenient machinery. The essay is an enlightening outlook on the disconnection from nature and life experiences in relation to the increased technological dependency, alluding specifically to the modern treadmill. During the Industrial Revolution, there were many advances in technology. Solnit signifies how manual labour was previously required in order to survive, but the “industrial revolution institutionalized and fragmented labor” (51), and effectively made life a comfortable affair in which a lot of work could now be done cognitively or by machines. Previously, to survive during our Pioneer Years, people had to physically complete tasks by doing all of the work manually; Pumping water, sowing seeds by hand, and tending to animals were common ways of life.
The other also effectively criticizes how ludicrous extreme ideas and forces of society are by providing a positive change about the way society should function. The reader can make a current connection to the text because as there are new forms of government forming and technology is getting more advances, privacy is decreasing and government control is increasing which makes the reader further understand what greater increase in government control could result in. Orwell does excellent work that provokes the reader to connect and criticize the issue between government control and the importance of formulating individual ideas and thoughts. Orwell effectively portrays the issue of power and control between the government and an individual. He provokes the reader in ways that can be connected to multiple time periods as well as provides the solution in a clear supported way.
Genes are an intangible asset in which an individual has no control over. In recent years, scientists have acquired the knowledge to partake in genetic screening, a newly discovered practise which is the epitome of futuristic science. This practise has the power to reshape the world into one which has ‘discrimination down to a science’. This issue is one which is explored in the insightful, thought provoking film Gattaca. The film brings to light a glimpse of a future in which genetic engineering is given free reign, resulting in a highly undesirable world for those who posses undesirable genes.