If the planet is habitable, we need to figure out how to get there, what supplies we need, and how will we live on the planet. We have to imagine a plan that is effective for us. To build a spacecraft to get us to Mars, we need to imagine a design that is suitable to get us there. Knowledge does help with the Mars project, but imagination does most of the work. There is no knowledge without the imagination.
Cultures have become more visible, vocal and global through exposure to media technologies. Therefore, even though we may not have chance to visit or interact with the world, but we feel we know it. Such an interaction is facilitated by development in media technologies. In current times the computers, internet, telecommunications with advance functions, cable television and satellite communications are shaping societies differently and giving more intercultural and inter-societal connectivity. This resulted as a new phenomenon of cultural convergence.
First, susbsystems are differentiated, then it grows to cope with problems more efficiently. Finally, value systems, like subsystems, become more differentiated thus a generalization of values is expected as societies evolve (Ritzer, 2011). Parsonian definition of social change speaks of a evolutionary type of transition that people would slowly accept and adapt or adjust to. Karl Marx, in contrast, defined change as a revolutionary transition wherein the working class overthrows the ruling class resulting to the abolishment of existing old relations. In his dialectical-historical materialism, he emphasized the material basis of social change as the struggle between the forces of production, being dynamic, and relations of production, being static and resistant to change; gives birth to an embryo of new forces and relations of
And through a firm belief on the use of technology in people’s lives, the ideology of technological determinism has emerged. Douglas Kellner (2002) enumerated significant points of each side. Supporters argue that technology creates a new economy and thus producing a renewed wealth of nations. Through the breakthrough of new technology, the structure of the economy is reconstructed so much so that small firms are given the opportunity to compete and flourish with larger firms. Moreover, it has increased the quality of a number of social aspects, such as education and recreation, among many others.
As established in the previous paper, globalization has a major impact on the individuals and society as a whole. It reshapes social structures and significantly alters the social experiences of the people. Social phenomena such as intersocietal as well as intrasocietal inequality and conflict are associated with the increased connectivity of the world. Such social realities spark the interest of sociologists across the globe, as they study the relationship between individuals and societies. To facilitate their endeavors, sociologists utilize sociological theories that study society on the micro- and macro level.
Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of cosmic structures in the outer space by the constant growing and developing of space technology. It was discovered, developed and known by astronomers with the use of telescopes. Whilst the physical exploration was led by manned spaceflight or by unmanned robotic explorations and investigations. Physical space exploration became a reality when they developed large and efficient rockets in the early 20th century. However, there are several reasons that initiated space exploration.
It is therefore possible "to analyze all social processes in terms of the structure, content, and flow of communications". Mass media provides the possibility of a quick diffusion of new ideas into a society and hence the possibility of more rapid changes in political cultures. These are important concepts as the scope of global communications rapidly increases and the barriers to the flow of media around the world fall. In sum, the media are sometimes able to create, reinforce, and change political cultures, often with concomitant effects on the behavior of rulers and
Mass media play a very significant and determinant role in a contemporary world, by broadcasting and communicating information in fast pace and at the same time entertaining vast audiences. Mass media have a tremendous impact on the structure and history of our society due to the fact that they can influence and shape public opinion, determine political agendas, affect socialization and create a relationship between people and government. They consist of television, press, internet, radio and books and they became one of the main sources of popular culture in the modern capitalist society. Media’s role, however, is not only to offer news and entertainment but also to transfer and cultivate a variety of social stereotypes, beliefs and values
Human Population Growth Rate In this paper I will talk about the effects that population growth rate can have on the human race. The population of the world has increased by a substantial number. It blossomed into a larger number. People might say that this is a good thing other people may disagree. From all perspectives I think that the growth rate today is just to much.