Examine the ways in which new technology has contributed to some of the new challenges faced by our society. Suggest possible solutions to these issues.

1. Social sciences/ Law:
Examine the ways in which new technology has contributed to some of the new challenges faced by our society. Suggest possible solutions to these issues.

• You must refer to sources to support your ideas. You may use sources from the reading list provided, but you must also refer to at least two academically suitable sources from your own research.
• You should refer to data where appropriate.
• You must provide in-text citations and final references for all sources you refer to in your
report.
• You must use English language sources – you should not translate ideas from non-
English sources.
What you will be assessed on:
• The relevance of your ideas; the effectiveness of your discussion of relevant ideas.
• The structure of your essay (organisation of ideas, use of linking words); the level of
analysis
• Your choice of relevant and appropriate source material – including specific examples
and data – to support your ideas
• How well you include source material in your essay, including synthesis,
paraphrase/summary, in-text citations and final references
• How appropriate and accurate your use of English language is, especially register and
style
Essay question:
Examine the ways in which new technology has contributed to some of the new challenges faced by our society. Suggest possible solutions to these issues.
Suggested reading list:
❖ Introductory reading
❖ Key text
Virtual work by Stephen Fineman
• ❖ Moral Rights: Principles, Practice and New Technology Mira T. Sundara Rajan
• ❖ How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_gruber_how_ai_can_enhance_our_memory_work_and_soci al_lives
• ❖ Why our screens make us less happy https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_alter_why_our_screens_make_us_less_happy
❖ SS1 book, Unit 3: Science and technology in society

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