If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery. Michael Harrington We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt (2002) The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. Bill Gates
Focus questions: What goes into your backpack for an outdoor trip? What stays out? How do you decide? Why? In the pursuit of safety and risk management through technological aid are we losing our independence and connection with the outdoors? Are modern day ‘adventurers’ over-reliant on ‘gadgets’ and ‘gizmos’ to buffer their inadequacies or for legal requirements? Are modern electronic devices innocuous or intrusive? What technologies can be used to help administer, operate and market outdoor programs?
|Title of host publication||Risk Management in the Outdoors|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Whole-of-Organisation Approach for Education, Sport and Recreation|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|