Frankenstein and Blade Runner- Human Values Remain Static as Times Change

Topic: Times change but human values remain static. Tiffany Tang Times change but human values remain static. This idea that human values can transcend time is displayed in Shelley??™s gothic novel Frankenstein, published in 1818 and Ridley Scott??™s science fiction film Blade Runner, first released in 1982, as both explore the similar values held by many individuals of society. Both texts critique the value that individuals place on scientific development through characterisation. However, the film shifts the criticism of valuing pride and glory in the novel to the pursuit of economic gain as a result of the time change from the 19th century to the capitalisation of the 20th century. In both texts, the consequences of technological advancements upon nature reflect the importance placed upon nature, reflecting the influence of…
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Career Development Summary

Compensation Plan HRM/531 Mindy Isaac March 22, 2010 Compensation Plan The merger of InterClean and EnviroTech creates a new direction of service that will make InterClean a leader in the cleaning and sanitation industry. Achieving new strategic initiatives requires the development of a compensation plan to attract, motivate, and retain an intellectual and exemplary sales team. The new compensation plan is a total rewards package for employees consisting of three components, a fixed salary and traditional benefits package, an incentives package, and a work-life balance package reviewed annually as the company expands. The following paragraphs explain the success, components, and benefits of this plan. Before InterClean can implement a compensation plan, the company must consider areas of fairness, assign a monetary value to each job, and create a procedure for…
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Frankenstein and Blade Runners Criticisms of Society

Practice question: To what extent do the two texts present similar or different criticisms of society Mary Shelly??™s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott??™s Blade runner contain reactions to, comment on, and criticise separate but interrelated contextual issues. Both texts address the contextual issues of man playing god, the repercussions of science left unrestrained, a cynical attitude towards capitalism and consumerism, science and man as the new god and a loss of spirituality, the consequences of knowledge, and the need for the natural but the results of exploiting it. The texts question and criticise different aspects of society by, in the case of blade runner, foreboding to a dystopic future, and in the case of Frankenstein, representing negative ramifications through a conflicted, vengeful monster. Blade runner and Frankenstein are concerned with the…
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Career Development

Human Resource Management University of Phoenix MBA Career Development Plan Gina Burns October 13, 2008 Career Development Plan Summary Recently upper management has decided to centralize all computer support. Currently the computer support team is responsible for any software on employees??™ company computers as well as the company computers (hardware). In addition to these responsibilities, the support team will now support the Retail Enterprise Management System (REMS) and the NCR RealPOS 30 cash registers. In order to comply with the restructure a new team will be created. Kudler currently has two computer support specialists on staff. These employees will be retained and move into the new team. Training will be developed for all team members, new and existing. There will also be a new appraisal system that will promote a…
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Frankenstein and Blade Runner

PLAYING GOD AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN. A COMPARISION OF THE THEMES ASSOCIATED WITH MARY SHELLEY??™S FRANKENSTEIN AND RIDLEY SCOTT??™S ???BLADE RUNNER??? Both Mary Shelley??™s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott??™s ???Blade Runner??? are texts that explore the God complex and what it is to be human. Many parallels can be drawn between the two texts even though they are set some two hundred years apart. The texts present a view that questions the morality of science that progresses unchecked. Is this what is to become of our society Mary Shelley??™s Frankenstein is set in the eighteenth century romantic period in Europe, whereas Ridley Scott??™s ???Blade Runner??? setting is in the futuristic twenty first century. In both texts science and technology are explored and man playing God is an important…
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Career Development

Career Development Plan Part III Ieshia Goins HRM/531 April 27, 2010 Dr. Connie Ferguson-Rangel In order for employees to be effective in their positions feedback is necessary to let them know where they stand. If there are any minor or major issues then it would be easier to address them using a one on one given every three months. The feedback mechanism that would be used is to sit down with each employee using a short sample form that briefly touches on: achievement of objective, current issues if any, new objectives, and comments. Developing an open conversation with employees to see if they have any issues or concerns will help them feel comfortable of the one on one. The main purpose of providing feedback is help employees gain development personally,…
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Frankenstein and Blade Runner

Frankenstein and Blade Runner Humanity??™s unrestricted pursuit of scientific knowledge and consequent usurpation of the omnipotent role of God ultimately results in disruptions of the natural order of nature and humanity along with the scrutiny and criticism of mankind??™s innate identity. - Tyrell and Frankenstein??™s Prometheus-like ambitions to achieve scientific advancements. - Socially criticise humanity??™s flawed identity through the juxtaposition of humanity??™s monstrosities with the humane nature of artificial beings. Mary Shelley??™s Frankenstein, 1818 gothic science fiction novel Ridley Scott??™s Blade Runner, dystopian film noir - Romantic, natural environment, criticism of man??™s positivity towards gaining scientific knowledge in Industrial Revolution. - Bleak, mechanised future, criticism of increasingly commercialised and artificiality of the world in the 1980as. - Humanity is affected by expansion of modern man into dark areas of scientific…
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Career Develp Plan

Career Development Plan III The new sales team was selected just a few months ago. We have provided them with the necessary means to get the job done, it is time to implement a plan to carry out these expectations. A career path or plan is important because it assists with the preparing one for growth and development while with a company. With this information at hand, each sales rep will know where they need to be and where they want to go. The knowledge each one attains from this plan will allow them to build in areas of weaknesses and enhances those areas of strength. This also helps each rep understand what is expected of them and what their future entails with InterClean. At this time, it is pertinent…
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Frankenstein and Blade Runner

A comparative study of Mary Shelley??™s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott??™s Blade Runner reveals the significance of context in a revisitation of common ideas within differing milieus. Both texts critique the notion of egotism and consequently challenge perceptions of what constitutes humanity; the relativity of such a notion is indicative and indeed shaped by the texts??™ social and political contexts. Shelley??™s Frankenstein serves as a cautionary tale in light of the Industrial Revolution, highlighting the dangers of humanity??™s ambition and ??“ albeit subconscious ??“ aspirations for divinity. Scott too examines this similar humanist predicament but in light of his late 20th Century context, namely the imminent prospect of biomechanical engineering within his projected postmodern dystopia. This commonality of purpose within the differing contexts demonstrates a revisitation of values, illustrative of the…
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Career Deveopment Plan I Hrm531

Career Development Plan I Mariam Ibrahim HRM/531 October 25, 2010 Tracey Durden InterClean made a merger with EnviroTech so as to enhance their services in the health care industry; in addition they need full-service cleaning solutions to their cleaning products. The $8 billion dollar institutional and industrial cleaning and sanitation industry, success is no longer about the product that works. InterClean??™s goals is to present a complete variety of cleaning services and solutions, which will become their major opportunity for as mush sales as possible (InterCLean, 2005). The midlevel sales managers must have the appropriate knowledge and the understanding of the fundamentals of job descriptions and job analysis. Job Analysis ???Regardless of how job analysis is collected, it usually includes information about the tasks to be done on the job,…
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