This course will lecture on the theories of how technologies emerge, how technologies evolve by inducing innovation, and how they change economic and social systems. In addition, through group work, students will learn the premises, principles, and challenges of social implementation of digital technologies for changing economic and social systems.
The goals of this lecture are as follows:
- To understand the evolutionary theory of technology
- To be able to practice the principles of social implementation of digital technology to transform society and economy
Combinatorial evolution, governance, innovation, impact, structural deepening, sense-making, technology, risk
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
We will read the books listed in the reference and achieve the above goals through group discussion.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of the evolutionary theory of technology||Understand the big picture of how technologies emerge and evolve|
|Class 2||Structure and evolution of technology||Group discussion on combinatorial evolution, structural deepening|
|Class 3||Evolution of technology and social and economic evolution||Group discussion on society and economy as an expression of technology, structural changes|
|Class 4||Overview of the social implementation of digital technology||Understand principles and examples of successful social implementation|
|Class 5||Social implementation of digital technology (1)||Group discussion on impact and risk|
|Class 6||Social implementation of digital technology (2)||Group discussion on governance and sense making|
|Class 7||Presentation||Each group will present and discuss|
After the lecture, it is recommended to read and review the relevant sections of the reference books.
Slides will be provided.
W. Brian Arthur, The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves, Penguin (2010)
Class contribution 30%, Presentation 40%, Report 30%