SYG 4119 Module 1 Pretest Societal Changes as Technology Advances Answers (Rasmussen College)
Which of the following is an example of outsourcing? Select all that apply.
Select one or more:
a. A U.S. computer and electronics company using female laborers in Barbados to assemble hard drives before finishing products in the U.S.
b. U.S. callers seeking assistance from a shipping company outsourced to all centers in the Philippines
c. A U.S. auto plant using replacing manual labor with machines
d. A grocery store chain installs automated check-out machines
Technology has significantly decreased jobs in the service sector since 2008.
Internet technologies have been crucial to what some have termed the 'financialization of the economy.' What does this mean?
a. Financialization of the economy refers to an increasing importance of financial institutions and financial markets to the workings of the global economy.
b. Financialization of the economy refers to the abandonment of the Gold Standard by industrialized countries.
c. Financialization of the economy refers to ebb and flow of stock market prices and values.
d. Finacialization of the economy refers to a surge in employment in the financial and technology sectors.
Technology tends to increase urbanization, meaning an influx of people move to cities from rural areas. Analyze the following situations and determine which best describes one potential consequence of this.
a. Cities will likely relocate their headquarters to rural areas, where population density is lower.
b. Cities could become overcrowded, making housing difficult to secure.
c. The influx of rural workers will increase competition for high-tech jobs.
d. The high-tech industry will not be able to keep up with the influx of workers.
Some social scientists believe the Internet and other digital technologies have led to a 'dematerialization' of production. To what does this refer?
a. The economy has increased industrial production over the past decade while simultaneously increasing production of digital or e-commerce goods.
b. The economy has shifted away from industrial production and many of our most important goods and services are transferred, created, and exchanged via online networks.
c. Knowledge-based services, often produced and exchanged via telecommunication networks, are actually more resource dependent than industrial production and may lead to decreased sustainability in this age.
d. The economy has been producing fewer goods and services overall given the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession.
The relationship between automation and housing in Williston, North Dakota, is:
a. Directly proportional
b. Inversely proportional
c. Variably proportional
d. Exponentially proportional
A community is defined as a group of people who share a geographic location.
Online learning has completely replace traditional classrooms at the community-college level
Technology creates more high-tech jobs but has no impact on low-tech jobs.
Slow job growth results from too much competition in the U.S. economy.