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The Technological Fix Notes (Geography)
Technological fix Vs. Attitudinal fix
Technology: The development of knowledge, techniques and systems which can be used to help solve
problems and extend human capabilities.
Problem in the Technological fix Attitudinal fix
world today
HIV/AIDS Heavy investment…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Access to technology
Access to technology varies in different parts of the world and there is a contrast between those who can
access new technology versus those who are left to suffer from environmental determinism e.g. Haiti and
Bangladesh (the "switched off…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Affordability Internet access price as percentage of Gross national Income per Capita

Knowledge Adult literacy rate
Combined primary, secondary and tertiary school enrolment level

Quality Internet bandwidth per capita
Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants

Usage Internet per 100 inhabitants


Apart from Canada…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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therefore many LDC countries that need the drugs wont be able to afford it. Brazil has started making
illegal, cheaper copies.
An example of how the distribution of technology can show a distinct pattern related to the level of
development is air…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ­ A slow virus that can have a long incubation period so it can be a
long time before any ill-effects are seen in a patient. HIV is a retrovirus; this means it attaches to the
body's immune…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
13FRA


Using ICT to Uses cost effective The scheme The technology was created by http://www.idrc.ca/E
track information systems is already in developers in HICs, it is N/Resources/Publicat
treatments to track HIV levels place and has arguable that local people ions/Collections/ICT4
of HIV in…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Past paper questions on this topic

Using named examples, discuss the extent to which there is a widening technology gap between
the developed and developing world. (15 marks)



Technological leapfrogging
Technological leapfrogging: The adoption…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Communication is key in the Internet century, businesses can communicate with costumers around the
world; this is the way that TNCs can be created within Africa. The idea that mobile devices improves
economic growth is confirmed by the London Business School who…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
13FRA


Consequences of technological innovation
Kronzbergs first law "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral"
Technologic Consequences of the technology
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advancemen
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Smart Made in China and other developing nations- Child labour occurs within developing
Phones countries as well…

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St Benedicts Catholic Upper School
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Refers to farming technology introduced in the 1960s which increased yield by using high yield varieties of
crops such as maize and rice created by selective breeding as well as the use of fertilizers, irrigations and
mechanization.

Negative social impacts-
Loss of…

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