Technology and the Future

ISBN-10: 1111828547
ISBN-13: 9781111828547
Edition: 12th 2013
Authors: Albert H. Teich
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Description: This diverse collection of readings by technology enthusiasts and critics introduces you to different philosophical approaches regarding the impact of technology, as well as specific technologies to give you a complete overview of technology today.

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Book details

List price: $132.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

This diverse collection of readings by technology enthusiasts and critics introduces you to different philosophical approaches regarding the impact of technology, as well as specific technologies to give you a complete overview of technology today.

Topical Contents
About the Editor
Preface
Thinking About Technology
Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?
How Society Shapes Technology
The Shock of the Old
Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?
Technology and the Tragic View
Do Artifacts Have Politics?
Debating Technology: 1960s Style
The Role of Technology in Society
Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals
Debating Technology: Twenty-First-Century Style
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists
Promise and Peril
Contemporary Technological Dilemmas: Climate Change
The Science Behind Climate Change
The Climate Science Isn't Settled
The Geoengineering Option: A Last Resort Against Global Warming?
20 Reasons Why Geoengineering May Be a Bad Idea
Contemporary Technological Dilemmas: The New Biology
Stem Cell Research: The Great Moral Divide
Applications, Benefits, and Risks of Synthetic Biology: Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Five Hard Truths for Synthetic Biology
The Case against Perfection
Some Possible Legal and Social Implications of Advances in Neuroscience
Contemporary Technological Dilemmas: Information and Communications Technology
An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer
Computer Ethics
Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Net Neutrality 101: Save the Internet
Managing Broadband Networks
Governance and Globalization
Government and Technology
The World Is Flat

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