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Title: Knowledge society and human wellbeing


1
Knowledge society and human wellbeing
  • GE 301 Science, Technology and Society
  • Ahmet S Üçer

2
Contents
  • Questions
  • Global solidarity
  • Globalization and Knowledge Society
  • Analysis of Model Requirements
  • The role of nation state
  • Knowledge society norms
  • Human Wellbeing
  • Questions
  • Feedback

3
Conclusion
Social development
cultural development
innovation
economic development
institutional stability and trust
http//menntun.khi.is/sigurjon/IT20Global20CASTE
LLS.pdf
4
Conclusion
  • THIS MODEL WILL REQUIRE
  • Massive technological upgrading of countries
  • Dramatic investment in the education system
  • Worldwide network of science and technology

NEEDS SCIENTIFIC THINKING , THE USE OF HUMAN
INTELLECT and GLOBAL ETHICS
5
Questions
  1. Can developing countries become big producers in
    the globalized world?
  2. Is the purpose of Nation-State reduce in
    globalized knowledge society?

6
Global solidarity
  • Global economics
  • Global finance
  • Global politics
  • Global culture
  • Global ethics
  • Why not Global Solidarity

7
Globalization and Knowledge Society
Create knowledge
network of science and technology
Investment in education system
Store knowledge
Upgrading of ICT
Four pillars of knowledge management
Exploit knowledge
Investment in education system
Share knowledge
Upgrading of ICT
network of science and technology
8
Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Computers
  • Broadband (xDSL, cable modem)
  • Bandwidth (frequency range)
  • Mobile Phones

Speed of Communication and reliability
9
ICT Indicators
http//www.oecd.org/home/0,2605,en_2649_201185_1_1
_1_1_1,00.html
10
ICT Indicators
11
Network Readiness Index
http//www.weforum.org/pdf/Gcr/GITR_2003_2004/Fram
ework_Chapter.pdf http//www.insead.edu/v1/gitr/we
f/main/analysis/framework.cfm
12
Network readiness index 2007 - 2008
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • USA
  • Turkey 55th

http//www.insead.edu/v1/gitr/wef/main/analysis/sh
owindexranking.cfm?vnoa
13
Break
14
Education
  • Innovation judged society
  • Educated individual should
  • Have the ability to acquire and utilize knowledge
  • Focus on abstract concepts
  • Approach holistically rather than discrete
  • Be a Symbolic Analyst (knowledge worker)

15
Education
  • Increased quantity of scientifically and
    technically trained persons
  • Accreditation of education programs
  • National (MUDEK)
  • International (ABET, ENAEE)

16
Innovation Process Research
Production
System Development
Operations
Technology
Concept
Demonstration
Support
Refinement
Development
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TRL 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9
Fundamental Research
Technology Development
Applied Research
Prototyping
Production
RTO
  • RTO focus is principally fundamental and applied
    research- precompetitive

17
Worldwide network of Research
  • Collaboration in research and technology is the
    key
  • Framework programs 4 7
  • ERA - link
  • ERAWATCH
  • Bilateral research agreements
  • COST
  • Transatlantic alliances (NATO, UNESCO)

18
Knowledge Gap
  • Inside nations
  • Between nations
  • Percentage for RT from GDP
  • Codified knowledge
  • For innovation tacit knowledge
  • Need to do research and development

19
Economic globalization analogy of Friedman
  • Free market economy, Hardware
  • Broad macroeconomic policies of a country,
    Operating system DOScapital 0 6 (depending on
    the involvement of the nation state in the
    economy)
  • Rule of law, Software.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree Understanding
Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
20
Can virtue bring profit?
  • Deregulated Business
  • Business and ethics can they live together?
  • in business there is one social responsibility
    to do profitable activities using social
    resources Milton Freedman
  • We can not expect
  • global ethics

21
Deceit , Cheat , Theft
  • Regulated business with Rule of Law
  • To avoid punishment Cooperation's prefer
    management with ethical values
  • Not to be disgraced in the hands of
    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Unethical and bad management
  • becoming evening news
  • of CNN! (Free Press)

John Maynard Keynes
22
Knowledge society norms in globalized world
  • Economical
  • How wired is your country or company?
  • Is your country or company Shaper or Adapter?
  • How fast are you? How heavy you are?
  • Managerial
  • Can you change management?
  • Are you ready to get rid of the failures?

23
Knowledge society norms in globalized world
  • Educational
  • How well your country or company is managing
    knowledge?
  • How much the county spend on education
  • Social
  • How transparent to outside and inside?
  • How good are you in making friends?
  • How prominent your country or company in ethical
    values?
  • How reliable is your country or company?

24
Nation state
  • Transparency
  • Standards (accounting principles)
  • Corruption free
  • Free press
  • Bond and stock markets
  • Democratization
  • Honesty and ethics

25
Break
26
Human Wellbeing
  • GDP (PPP) per capita
  • Material well being
  • Other indicators
  • Social
  • Freedom of choice
  • Security

Joseph Stiglitz
Paul Krugman
27
Human Wellbeing(social indicators)
  • Food supplies per capita
  • Infant mortality
  • Child labor
  • Life expectancy at birth
  • Educational levels, litracy rates
  • Access to safe water sanitation

28
Human wellbeing(freedom of choice)
  • Adherence to the rule of law,
  • Government transparency,
  • Economic freedom,
  • Political freedom.
  • Cultural freedom

29
Youth Bulge (Security)
http//www.populationaction.org/resources/publicat
ions/securitydemographic/
30
Rapid Urban Growth (Security)
http//www.populationaction.org/resources/publicat
ions/securitydemographic/
31
Cropland and Fresh Water (Security)
http//www.populationaction.org/resources/publicat
ions/securitydemographic/
32
Civil Conflict (Security)
http//www.populationaction.org/resources/publicat
ions/securitydemographic/
33
Questions
  1. Can developing countries become big producers in
    the globalized world?
  2. Is the purpose of Nation-State reduce in the
    globalized knowledge society?

34
Globalization Index
  • Globalization index Degree of integration
  • Economic integration
  • Personal contact
  • Technological connectivity
  • Political engagement
  • A.T. Kearney consulting firm (foreign policy)
    releses globalizatin index of 72 countries
  • Singapure first, Hong Kong, Netherlands
  • Turkey 65 th

http//www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_i
d4030
35
Last word
  • Solidarity in a globalized world means global
    solidarity. And it also means inter-generational
    solidarity. Our planet is our only home, and we
    would not like the grandchildren of our
    grandchildren to be homeless Manuel Castells

36
feedback
  • Take out a piece of paper and write
  • What you understand best
  • What you do not understand
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