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Technology and the Future

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ISBN-10: 0534604269

ISBN-13: 9780534604264

Edition: 9th 2003

Authors: Albert H. Teich

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TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE offers an unsurpassed collection of readings on how technology shapes society while itself being shaped by social trends. It presents a balanced view, including critics of technology as well as technological enthusiasts. By including both philosophical approaches, as well as discussions of such specific technologies as information technology and biotechnology, this text offers a unique and unparalleled overview of technology today.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Topical Contents
About the Editor
Preface
Thinking about Technologyp. 1
Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?p. 3
Flow Society Shapes Technologyp. 13
Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?p. 23
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computerp. 31
Technology and the Tragic Viewp. 37
Debating Technology: 1960s Stylep. 47
The Role of Technology in Societyp. 49
Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectualsp. 59
Alternative Perspectives on Technologyp. 69
Buddhist Economicsp. 71
Can Technology Be Humane?p. 78
Technological Politics As If Democracy Really Matteredp. 91
Western Colonization of the Futurep. 109
Black Futurists in the Information Agep. 119
Feminist Perspectives on Technologyp. 135
Do Artifacts Have Politics?p. 148
Dilemmas of New Technology: Vulnerabilityp. 165
Terrorism and Brittle Technologyp. 167
Technological Vulnerabilityp. 172
Dilemmas of New Technology: Bioethicsp. 185
The Dark Side of the Genomep. 187
Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Researchp. 196
Hard Cell: A Commentary on the President's Stem Cell Addressp. 200
The Wisdom of Repugnancep. 209
Science Fiction: A Comment on Leon Kass's Bioethicsp. 225
Dilemmas of New Technology: Computers and Informationp. 229
An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985p. 231
Computer Ethicsp. 242
The Internet Under Siegep. 258
In the Age of the Smart Machinep. 268
The Logistics of Techno-Warp. 276
Debating Technology: 21st Century Stylep. 293
Why the Future Doesn't Need usp. 295
A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturistsp. 318
Codap. 323
In Touch at Lastp. 325
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