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1 THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY
FAMILIIES TODAY SECTION 3:1 SKILLS FOR LIVING SECTION 11-2

2 Objective: Evaluate the effects of existing technology on family resources and relationships
2. Explain that technology creates new economic opportunities and social benefits and, at the same time, produces new social problems. (MDTECHVSC Page 27)

3 From the Flintsons to the Jetsons

4 BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY
1. ABLE TO PERFORM EVERYDAY TASKS FASTER 2. ABLE TO PROCESS INFORMATION, MANAGE $ AND KEEP RECORDS BETTER 3. HELPS PEOPLE GATHER INFORMATION, LEARN, ENJOY ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATE

5 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
1. HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED PHYSICAL INACTIVITY “COCOONING” =TOO MUCH TIME ALONE WITH A COMPUTER LEADING TO LONELINESS AND ISOLATION AFTER the suicide scene The net

6 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
2. DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT “OBSOLESCENCE” A STATE OF USELESSNESS. AS THIS TREND INCREASES DUE TO TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES, THE RESULT IS A LOT OF TRASH.

7 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
3.TOO EASY TO SPEND VIA INSTANT ACCESS TO CASH AND CREDIT AND TO ONLINE PURCHASING MAY LEAD TO FINANCIAL CRISIS

8 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
Credit card debt more than doubled between 1990 & It further increased by 27% in 1998 (www.smartmoney.com)

9 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
4. TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON OTHER FAMILY RESOURCES TIME STRAINS MONEY STRAINS

10 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
5. PERSONAL PRIVACY MAY BE THREATENED Online Predator presentation When friend brings clothes to hotel – conversation regarding stolen identity The net

11 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
a. HIGH TECH EQUIPMENT DOES NOT ENCOURAGE FAMILY INTERACTION b. CONSTANT COMPETITION FOR USE OF THE TECH AT HOME c. FAMILY TIME IS REPLACED WITH INDIVIDUAL TIME SPENT WITH TECH 6. FAMILY LIFE MAY BE THREATENED

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13 DRAWBACKS OF TECHNOLOGY
7. Threats to national security The net After she is arrested – conversation with prison official re national security

14 The Impact of Technology: Society
3 minute video clip – very small Listen for the benefits and negatives of technology at work. Cheryldoughty c… The Impact of Technology:Society

15 Positive Effects of Workplace Tech
What do you think? Increased productivity Jobs are less labor intensive More flexibility in how and where you do your job Negative Effects of Workplace Tech What do you think? -People work longer hours, in part because the work is more portable -Employees are expected to be tech savvy and keep up -Dependent on the technology – it will fail

16 We have become victims of multi-tasking madness - the ability to juggle multiple thoughts, tasks and jobs. We place ourselves at risk by trying to drive while talking on our cell phones. We become captives of technology, waiting for data to download or transfer, micro-wave popcorn to pop, VCRs to rewind or waiting in line at drive-through restaurants while we fidget with our personal digital assistants.

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18 Objective: Analyze several trends that will impact upon the use of technology in the home and family.

19 “AN AWARENESS OF TRENDS CAN HELP YOU BETTER PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE.”
SOME CHANGES FOLLOW A PATTERN OVER TIME. TREND = A GENERAL DIRECTION OF CHANGE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME

20 WHAT WILL LIFE BE LIKE IN THE FUTURE?
HOW DO WE PREDICT? 2. Develop abilities to assess the impacts of technology (MDTECHVSC) Objective: The student will analyze several trends that will impact upon the use of technology in the home and family.

21 “STYLES AND CHOICES HAVE CHANGED, BUT THE BASIC NEEDS OF FAMILIES ARE NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THEY WERE YEARS AGO.” What was life like in the 1700’S in American - FARM LIFE WAS COMMON - HARD, PHYSICAL LABOR - LARGE FAMILIES - EVERYONE PITCHED IN TO HELP IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR FAMILY NEEDS.

22 “THE BASIC NEEDS OF FAMILIES ARE NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THEY WERE YEARS AGO.”
TODAY’S FAMILIES ALSO SEEK TO PROVIDE FOR THE BASIC NEEDS IN SPITE OF RAPID CHANGE. What are the BASIC NEEDS of the family? Will this continue into the future?

23 AN AWARENESS OF TRENDS CAN HELP YOU BETTER PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
ONE TYPE OF TREND INVOLVES THE CHANGES IN FAMILY PATTERNS. THIS CAN BE THE RESULT OF NEW TECHNOLOGY OR ITS USE, OR THIS CAN CAUSE A RIPPLE EFFECT IN SOCIETY.

24 Family Pattern Trends SINGLE PEOPLE -GROWING
COUPLES - FEWER OR NO CHILDREN NUCLEAR FAMILIES (MOTHER & FATHER BOTH IN THE HOME) - LESS THAN 50% OF ALL

25 Family Pattern Trends BLENDED FAMILIES - CAN BE THE RESULT OF HIGHER DIVORCE RATES SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES - FASTEST GROWING CATEGORY EXTENDED FAMILIES (OTHER RELATIVES LIVING IN YOUR HOME)

26 HOW WILL FAMILIES LOOK IN THE FUTURE?

27 BABY BOOMERS A baby boomer is a person born between 1946 and 1964 in Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Following World War II, these countries experienced an unusual spike in birth rates, a phenomenon commonly known as the baby boom By the year 2030, the baby boomers will be ages 66—84 and make up about 20% of the total population

28 GENERATION X A person born from about

29 GENERATION Y A person born from about 1977-2001
Also known as the echo boomers, millennials, and The Net generation Expected to have a major impact on our society Expected to want a high level of life balance between work and personal life. They will expect job flexibility with systems such as telecommuting.

30 TRENDS: THE AGING POPULATION
For Americans born in 1900, the average life expectancy was just below 50 years. For Americans born in 1998 the average life expectancy is 77 years.

31 TRENDS: THE AGING POPULATION
ON THE WHOLE, PEOPLE ARE LIVING LONGER THAN THEY USED TO. MEDICAL ADVANCES THE CHANGE IN BIRTH RATES SAFER WORK AND COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTS MORE MEDICAL SERVICES ARE NEEDED FOR THE AGING .

32 Universal Design Accessible to or useable by all people, regardless of age, size, or physical ability, as much as possible. Source: Mary Jo Peterson Inc. 4/2004 “Aging In Place” Video -

33 TREND: DECLINING FAMILY INCOME
IT TAKES 2 AVERAGE INCOMES TODAY TO PROVIDE FOR A SIMILAR LIFESTYLE THAT COST 1 AVERAGE INCOME 40 YEARS AGO.

34 TREND: BOOMERANG CHILDREN
Even though young adults today may prefer to live independently, they may not be able to afford to do so. Many entry level jobs today offer low wages yet housing costs have soared, which has put independent living out of reach for many young adults. (www.prb.org)

35 TREND: BOOMERANG CHILDREN
Not only are they leaving home later, they are also more likely to return home - back into the role of a dependent. Currently 40% of young adults BOOMERANG.

36 TREND: COCOONING Lack of human interaction due to spending large amounts of time within your home via computer, TV and or the phone leads to a decline of social skills.

37 TREND: TELECOMMUNICATING
Communication between home and work and school has opened up a world of working from another location.

38 TRENDS: THE CHANGING WORKPLACE
YOU MAY SEE CERTAIN JOBS DISAPPEAR IN YOUR LIFETIME DUE TO CHANGES IN SOCIETY. Disappearing jobs – bank tellers, typists, telephone operators, dishwashers YOU MAY NEED TO RETOOL FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT JOBS IN YOUR LIFETIME. SERVICE INDUSTRIES ARE GROWING.

39 TREND: DECLINING FAMILY INCOME
IT TAKES 2 AVERAGE INCOMES TODAY TO PROVIDE FOR A SIMILAR LIFESTYLE THAT COST 1 AVERAGE INCOME 40 YEARS AGO.

40 TREND: DUAL - INCOME FAMILIES
THIS TREND CREATES A BIGGER DEMAND FOR SERVICES SUCH AS CHILD CARE AND FOOD PREPARATION.

41 TREND: A GLOBAL WORKPLACE
Improved communication and transportation have linked the far ends of the earth. Goods are sold in countries other than where they originate. People from foreign soil move to own businesses and to work.

42 TREND: LIFELONG EDUCATION
People of all ages are seeking education - some online. Many people will need retraining if their jobs are eliminated. Returning to school can put pressures on the daily lifestyle, but the benefits are usually worth it.

43 TREND: AUTOMATED HOUSES
“Smart House” technology in whole or in part is a trend of the future.

44 So what’s the deal with home automation
So what’s the deal with home automation? We know you’ve heard a lot of things over the years. Some people are still trying to overcomplicate home automation with buzzwords and vaporware. We think it’s simple: coordinating security, temperature and lighting for comfort, convenience and safety. Yes – you can connect it to the web and touch screens and very expensive other stuff if you want – but you have to start with the basics, and that’s why we’re here. HAI is good with the grunt work of security, lighting and temperature control.

45 FACT "The warming trend in global-mean surface temperature observations during the past 20 years is undoubtedly real and is substantially greater than the average rate of warming during the twentieth century.” The most important action we can take to slow global warming is: Reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions can be done by: Increasing energy efficiency standards Encouraging the use of renewable energy sources (such as wind and solar power) Protecting and restoring forests, which serve as important storehouses of carbon Source: National Academy of Sciences, 2000 Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change. Shirley Niemeyer, Ph.D. Professor Carolyn Turner, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln North Carolina A & T Housing & Environment Associate Dean for Research Therefore

46 High Level of Consumption
US: 4.5 billion metric tons of materials consumed yearly. World’s leading producer of garbage and industrial waste. 50 % increase in efficiency to keep pace with population growth. President’s Council on Sustainable Development, 1996 U.S. 5% of population - 25% of global energy use. Shirley Niemeyer, Ph.D. Professor Carolyn Turner, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln North Carolina A & T Housing & Environment Associate Dean for Research

47 Consumption Per Person
Canada US India World CO2 emissions tons/yr Vehicles/100 persons Paper use in kilograms/yr Fossil energy in Gigajoules/yr Fresh water use in m3/yr/ind. 1,688 1, Purchasing power in U.S. $ $19,320 $22,130 $1,153 $800 Wackernagel & Rees, 1996 Shirley Niemeyer, Ph.D. Professor Carolyn Turner, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln North Carolina A & T Housing & Environment Associate Dean for Research

48 Trend – Natural Resources are becoming more scarce and therefore more expensive
Car, homes, and technology in general will need to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly

49 Objective – Identify ways to conserve energy that apply to home design
Begin to read pg 695 in Skills for Living and list words that have an unknown meaning to you. Example #1. a break – Analyze the functioning and application of thermal technology systems Develop an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment. Defend and rationalize the development and use of a proposed technology (MDFCSVSC) See notes for State Standards

50 Results #1 – Using Plants to Reduce Energy #2 – #3 – #4 – #5- #6- #7-
(http://www.house-energy.com/Landscape/Trees-House-Landscape.htm) #2 – #3 – #4 – #5- #6- #7- Shirley Niemeyer, Ph.D. Professor Carolyn Turner, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln North Carolina A & T Housing & Environment Associate Dean for Research

51 Results #8 – #9 – #10 – #11 – #12- Ventilation (http://www.energyright.com/construction/cutaway/site_cutaway.htm) #13- #14-

52 Results #15 – #16 – #17 – #18 – House Orientation and Shape (http://www.house-energy.com/Landscape/Orientation.htm) #19- #20- #21- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls)

53 Results #22 – #23 – energy efficient home design (http://www.thehousedesigners.com/plan_details.asp?PlanNum=5640) #24 – #25 – #26- #27- #28-

54 Results #29 – #30 – #31 – #32 – #33- #34- #35-

55 Results #36 – #37 – #38 – #39 – #40- #41- #42- #43
Green Power (http://www.delmarvapower.com/home/choice/md/greenpower/default.aspx)

56 Set Goals to Reduce

57 Conserve to Expand 85 Great Ideas
(http://www.delmarvapower.com/_res/documents/Rebranded%20brochures/conserving_energy/85_Ways_Delmarva.pdf)

58 Check out an Energy Star House Room by Room Interactive Website

59 Applying Trends to Housing Decisions

60 THE 1990’S = THE COMMUNICATION AGE
MAJOR CHANGES IN HOW WE COULD COMMUNICATE CELL PHONES, FAX, PAGERS, INTERNET, , INSTANT MESSENGER, ETC.

61 THE CURRENT DECADE = THE INFORMATION AGE
COMPUTER INFLUENCE ON HOMES, EQUIPMENT CONTROL, PROCESSING OF INFORMATION & IMAGES, RESEARCH, ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION

62 AN AWARENESS OF TRENDS CAN OPEN DOORS IN BUSINESS AND INVESTMENTS
AN AWARENESS OF TRENDS CAN OPEN DOORS IN BUSINESS AND INVESTMENTS. SOME TRENDS ARE POSITIVE - OTHERS ARE NEGATIVE. WE SHOULD SEEK TO BE INFORMED.

63 Next Week-----

64 Prove You Got It! Design a home that will address the needs resulting from your selected trends. Include interior and exterior details that clearly show your how your home plan will help a family deal with Aging through Universal Design Declining family income Home automation Rising costs and decreasing amounts of natural resources Resources – paper, markers, rulers, computers, class time, multiple intelligences of members, Mrs. D. IF you decide to work as a team, each person must design a separate room of the home. Directions – Describe with words and pictures what the overall house would look like. Include information on the exterior features, # of rooms, # of floors, etc. Describe with pictures and words one of the rooms in your house. Grade will be based on following directions, creativity and neatness, use of resources, including time, and quality of answers to the following questions. Complete the following questions. Turn in this sheet and all designs parts by _____________

65 Continued My home and room design include the following universal design features: My home and room are designed to be cost efficient in the following ways: My home and room design use the following home automation features: My home and room is designed to reduce energy consumption in the following ways: I used the following resources from the web or print (minimum of 5) (do not just say Google.com): Each person (if you are in a partnership) must submit at least one illustrated room AND the answers to these questions.


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