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 +====== 4 Exam Questions ======
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 +**1. Why are we supposed to meet future challenges that we will not be noticing during our lives?**
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 +This question is important. The idea is that, although we already know from the first chapter that Green IT broadens the three Horizons including Time, but the main issue is that whether we have the motivation to overcome environmental problems that will happen maybe 100 years later, especially if this kind of motivation will force us to postpone our own personal satisfaction for the sake of future generations,​ something also mentioned in the book of "​Greening IT" chapter 1. Now comes the definition of motivation, and how strong is this motivation to push us meet these very future challenges. This exam question is capable of spreading the student'​s imagination,​ and makes him/her think about the real concrete background of why we are studying this course anyway! ​
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 +**2. Do you think that nations should "​equally"​ work on enhancing a sustainable life in this world? if yes, why? if no. why?**
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 +This topic has been raised during the discussions in the 2nd Seminar. The main question was that whether the quality of life of a certain nation does affect the level of sustainability they are seeking. There were different ideas regarding this topic, some said that poor nations don't think about anything but food and water, other said that rich nations rarely care about sustainability because they are already satisfied. We also should keep in mind the level of technology education in each nation, and whether each nation "​should"​ have a certain level of technology background to better participate in meeting the environmental challenges. Billgates'​ dream was to provide each African house internet access, then one of the commenters said that you better provide water, and I'll make your dream true. This question helps the student to understand the priorities in the first place, and try to differentiate nations according to their technology background.
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 +**3. What form of education would you prefer for the sake of enhancing sustainability?​ please explain why**
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 +this question'​s answer is either '​formal'​ or '​informal',​ then the student will go further to explain why. We have discussed that in the 3rd Seminar as well, where we were trying to identify the effects of each type of education, and how each type contribute to ourselves. this is a subjective question, and psychological in the first place, which opens the gate for students to express their feelings without any borders. ​
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 +**4. Can individuals create a change? if yes, on which platform (Include examples that strengthen your opinion)?**
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 +Obviously, and according to the book of "​Greening IT", individuals can make a change, and that's why I did not put "​No"​ as a possible answer. The main concern of this question is to summarize all what we have learned from greening through IT. Some individuals prefer to work within their house --> community --> Village/​Town --> and so on and so forth, other individuals prefer to make efficient use of IT in particular, by using social media, because IT **"​Broadens the Space Horizon"​**. So basically, what is more effective? ​
  
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