Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 1 -- Buzzwords

Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 1 -- Buzzwords

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.
affective computingcreative surplusinformation technology (IT)
augmented realitycrisis mapping toolsmastery
autonomycrowdsourcingpurpose
collaborative consumptiondata miningsocial networking
computer literatedigital divide

Technology allows each of us to become a powerful force in changing the world. It might be that we use (1) to help during a time of unexpected disaster. Perhaps we can help address the gap between those with easy access to technology and those with limited access, the (2) , using modern tools. We are all much more connected through the development of (3) systems. Because we can share our skills and knowledge so easily, the (4) available is producing even more tools and free software. There is an increasing incentive to use (5) to reduce pressures on the environment and share the use of objects. Technology is also helping those with social disabilities as new tools from the area of (6) help people integrate better into society. (7) is growing as we are blending the information available to us directly into our environment with tools like SixthSense. Our understanding of human motivation is becoming more refined so we can capitalize on the things that engage people, to use and create solutions. (8) , a sense of independence; (9) , the ability to improve your skill level; and (10) , the drive to help beyond just your own immediate needs, are forces that will direct us toward solving the challenges we face locally, socially, and globally.