Social Impacts of Individual Assignment This assignment provides a vehicle for consolidating the knowledge and skills learned throughout the Social Impacts of Systems in Contemporary Society and others units so far. It aims to encourage wider reading of available material and reflection upon the impact of science and technology on society issues learnt. The topic list given is therefore intended to stimulate you to think of appropriate essay topics. Most of these topics can be dealt with in a variety of ways, including as a theoretical “think piece”, a review of the secondary literature, or as an applied analysis or case study. As you interpret these suggestions for the purpose of the essay, keep in mind the constraints under which you are working. You will be assessed on the appropriateness of your arguments in addition to the skill with which you write the essay. You have only a few weeks in which to complete the task (the deadline is enforced). The actual written text should not exceed 2000 words including the personal reflection up to 200 words to explain what exactly you have learned from the topic you have chosen the research you have conducted to write up the essay and submit your assignment on 4th of April 2017. Just as a topic that needs greater length is a poor choice, a topic which lends itself only to a very brief essay is probably also a poor choice. You are advised to pay particular attention to conceptual matters at the outset: i) an essay must have a beginning, a middle, and an end. ii) you should be able to state your point succinctly, preferably in the form of a simple argument (i.e., you should be able to finish the phrase: “I will argue that . . .”) Furthermore, this assignment is an opportunity for you to choose, for example, to explore a topic which has intrigued you but which you are unlikely to have the chance to address again. The assignment also provides an opportunity to consider how technology and science might impact on the future development of information society. You are therefore expected to carry out independent research and to include references using the Harvard system of referencing. START NOW. This assignment cannot be done well by throwing something together at the last minute. Even if you did do that, you would be doing yourself a real disservice in your preparation for putting things together and writing it up. The TASK: Each of you should choose a different topic. Your tutor must approve the topic selected. Allocations will be made on a first come/first serve basis – therefore you are advised to contact your tutor ASAP and inform your choice. Please rank the topics (1 to 3) in order of preference so that, if you are not allocated your 1st choice, you will be given your 2nd, OR 3rd choice. You may also suggest your own title as well BUT discuss it with the unit leader QUESTION OF ASSIGNMENT Discuss the positive impacts of communication Technology for the private sector.