The meteoric rise of technologies used in our everyday life for profit, power, or improvement of an individual's life can, on occasion, cause cultural stress as well as ethical challenges. In this course, we will explore how these multifaceted impacts might be understood, controlled and mitigated.
This was a really poor class. The Professor seemed not to have any research into the topic himself, so approaches it from his personal background, which is as a nuclear scientist. So, don't really expect any insight into other technologies, and no theoretical discussion at all of ethical systems etc.
As far as difficulty goes, its very easy. I listened to most of the lectures on 1.75 speed, as there is so little content, you could easily take in the lecture at this speed.