Use these questions as a starting point to help you think through the economic impacts that technology or a product can have on people and their ability to sustain their lives.
What impact does the technology or product have on jobs? Will it create or reduce work opportunities?
What types of jobs might be created through the development and use of this technology? Will they involve skilled, enjoyable work or not?
What are working conditions like for employees involved in making this technology or product? Do they get a fair wage?
Does the technology or product provide opportunities for people and communities in developing countries to improve their standard of living?
Does the technology help people to work their way out of or reduce their risks of living in poverty?
Is making the technology or product profitable?
Who profits from the technology? Does everyone get a fair deal or are some people exploited?
Where does the money come from to pay for the development of the technology or product?
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