Technology and Society Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0131194437

ISBN-13: 9780131194434

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Barbara A. Eichler, Ahmed S. Khan, John A. Morello, Linda S. Hjorth

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Unique in its depth, breadth, and variety of opinions and writings, this anthology of scholarly and popular articles explores the positive, negative, ethical, and unethical issues faced by society as technology changes the world that we live inon a personal, national, and international level. Using specific examples from the past and present (and hypothesized ones for the future), it exposes readers to the full breadth and depth of issues, showing the complexity that makes ldquo;solutionsrdquo; not so simple. It encourages readers to think critically, analytically, and creatively about todays technological and sociological problems, and challenges them to contemplate solutions of their own.Ethical theory, technological history, the depletion of energy resources, population growth, ecological changes, medical technologies, and third world development.For anyone interested in the impact of technology on society.
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Book details

List price: $163.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464

History of Technology
Introduction
The Great Leap Forward
"George"
"The New George"
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones...But Bronze and Iron Can Create a Civilization
The History of Energy
The History of Exology
The History of Climatology
The History of Ethics
Conclusion
Internet Exercise
Ethics and Technology
Introduction
Ethics
The Relationship Between Ethics and Technology
The Unanticipated Consequences of Technology
The Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods
Whistle-Blowing
Roger Boisjoly, Chief Engineer at Morton Thiokol
Nuclear Warriors
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
Energy
Introduction
Fossil Fuel Fundamentals
Energy for a New Century
The Immortal Waste
Oil and Blood: The Way to Take Over the World
Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy
The Hydrogen Experiment
Biomass Energy
Solar Energy
Wind Power
Hydroelectric Power
The Electric Car Arrives-Again
Chernobyl
Tasman Spirit Oil Spill
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
Ecology
Introduction
The Grim Payback of Greed
Climate Change
The Kyoto Protocol
Young at Risk: Dioxins and Other Hazardous Chemicals
Fisheries Exploiting the Ocean-What Will Be Left?
What Will Happen to the Endangered Species Act?
Air Poisons Around the World
Rain Forests May Offer New Miracle Drugs
Buried Displeasure: Love Canal and One Person Who Made a Difference
Europe's Black Triangle Turns Green
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercise
Population
Introduction
Interpreting the Current Population Data
Putting the Bite on Planet Earth
Can the Growing Human Population Feed Itself?
A Ten-Year Progress Report of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo: 1994-2004
World Birth Control Discussion Issues
Fertility Rates: The Decline Is Stalling
The Hazards of Youth
Earth's Carrying Capacity: Not Quite So Easy When Applied to Humans
Probably One: A Generation Comes of Age Under China's One-Child Policy
Japan's Unpopular Pill-An Unrealized Battle Victory
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
War, Politics and Technology
Introduction
More War in a Moment, But First, a Word from Our Sponsors
Tanks: The Evolution of Mechanized Warfare
Extreme Makeover: The New U.S. Army: Leaner, But Meaner?
The F-22: The Plane Even Congress Couldn't Shoot Down
The Human Face of War
Agent Orange
The M-16 Rifle
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
Health and Technology
Introduction
Antibiotic Resistance
Making Well People "Better"
The Politics of Life and Death: Global Response to HIV and AIDS
Telemedicine: The Health System of Tomorrow
Nadeem
Ed
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
Technology and the Third World
Introduction
One Planet: Many Worlds
Income Gap Widens
Poisoned Waters: Bangladesh Desperately Seeking Solutions
China's Challenge to the United States and to the Earth
N30 WTO Showdown
Pakistan: Karachi's Informal "Recycling Network"
The Digital Divide in Ecuador
Applications of Telecommunications Technologies in Distance Learning
Remember Rwanda?
Nam Theun Dam: The World Bank's Watershed Decision
Sri Lanka: Technology and Agriculture, Tractor Versus Buffalo
The Asian Tsunami and Beyond
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
Technology of the Future
Introduction
Creating the Future
Predictions: Technology of the New Century and the New Millennium
New Horizons of Information Technology
The Amazing Brain
In the Year 2025
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
Global Population Reduction: Confronting the Inevitable
Emerging Technologies: New Demands for Students and Faculty
The Development and Progress of the Ambitious UN 2000 Millennium Project
Scenarios
Conclusion
Internet Exercises
Authors' Commentaries
Index
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