Technology and the future

TitleTechnology and the future
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsTeich, AH
Edition11th
Paginationxvii, 364 p.
PublisherWadsworth
Place PublishedBoston, MA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780495570523
Accession Number15423620
Keywordstechnology
AbstractAn anthology looking at how controversial technologies affect society, and how society shapes the development of technology. Part I: Thinking About Technology. -- 1. Does Improved Technology Mean Progress? / Leo Marx -- 2. How Society Shapes Technology / Robert Pool -- 3. Technology of Shoelaces / Edward Tenner -- 4. Can Technology Replace Social Engineering? / Alvin M. Weinberg -- 5. Technology and the Tragic View / Samuel C. Florman -- 6. Do Artifacts Have Politics? / Langdon Winner -- 7. Shock of the Old / David Edgerton -- Part II: Debating Technology: 1960'S Style. -- 8. Role of Technology in Society / Emmanuel G. Mesthene -- 9. Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals / John McDermott -- Part III: Debating Technology: 21st Century Style. -- 10. Why the Future Doesn't Need Us / Bill Joy -- 11. Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists / John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid -- 12. Promise and Peril / Ray Kurzweil -- Part IV: Technological Dilemmas of the 21st Century. -- 13. Science Behind Climate Change / William Collins ... et al. -- 14. How to Protect Against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks / The 9-11 Commission. -- 15. Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis / James X. Dempsey -- 16. Stem Cell Research: The Great Moral Divide / Christopher Thomas Scott -- 17. And Baby Makes Three--or Four, or Five, or Six: Defining the Family After the Genetic Revolution / R. Alta Charo -- 18. Case Against Perfection / Michael J. Sandel -- 19. Some Possible Legal and Social Implications of Advances in Neuroscience / Henry T. Greely -- Part V: Social and Ethical Issues in Information and Communciations Technology. -- 20. Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985 / Paul Ceruzzi -- 21. Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer / Wendell Berry -- 22. Computer Ethics / Deborah G. Johnson -- 23. Internet Under Siege / Lawrence Lessig -- 24. Humpty Dumpty Problem / Mitchell Kapor -- 25. Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob / Lee Siegel -- Part VI: Governing Technology. -- 26. Government and Technology / Albert H. Teich -- 27. Governance Challenges of Technological Revolutions / Francis Fukuyama and Caroline Wagner.
Notes2008935958[edited by] Albert H. Teich.ill. ; 24 cm.Includes bibliographical references.
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