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Technology and the Future

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10th
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9780534602772

ISBN10:
0534602770
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Pub. Date:
4/5/2005
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Part I: THINKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY. 1. Does Improved Technology Mean Progress? Leo Marx. 2. How Society Shapes Technology, Robert Pool. 3. The Technology of Shoelaces, Edward Tenner. 4. Can Technology Replace Social Engineering? Alvin M. Weinberg. 5. Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer, Wendell Berry. 6. Technology and the Tragic View, Samuel C. Florman. 7. Do Artifacts Have Politics? Langdon Winner. 8. Feminist Perspectives on Technology, Judy Wajcman. 9. Futuring Methods, Edward Cornish. Part II: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 1960S STYLE. 10. The Role of Technology in Society, Emmanuel G. Mesthene. 11. Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals, John McDermott. Part III: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 21ST CENTURY STYLE. 12. Why the Future Doesn't Need Us, Bill Joy. 13. A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid. 14. Promise and Peril, Ray Kurzweil. Part IV: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: TERRORISM AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. 15. Terrorism and Brittle Technology, Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins. 16. Technological Vulnerability, Brian Martin. 17. How to Protect Against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks, The 9-11 Commission. 18. Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis, James X. Dempsey. Part V: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: BIOETHICS. 19. The Dark Side of the Genome, Robert A. Weinberg. 20. Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Research, President George W. Bush. 21. Hard Cell: A Commentary on the President's Stem Cell Address, Thomas H. Murray. Part VI: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE. 22. Modern Global Climate Change, Thomas R. Karl and Kevin E. Trenberth. 23. The Bush Administration's Approach to Climate Change, Spencer Abraham. Part VII: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION. 24. An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 19351985, Paul Ceruzzi. 25. Computer Ethics, Tom Forester and Perry Morrison. 26. The Internet Under Siege, Lawrence Lessig. 27. The Humpty Dumpty Problem, Mitchell Kapor. 28. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Shoshana Zuboff. 29. The Logistics of Techno-War, Gene I. Rochlin. Part VIII: CODA. 30. In Touch at Last, Seth Shostak.

Table of Contents

Topical Contents xi
About the Editor xv
Preface xvii
Part I Thinking About Technology
1(90)
Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?
3(10)
Leo Marx
How Society Shapes Technology
13(9)
Robert Pool
The Technology of Shoelaces
22(5)
Edward Tenner
Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?
27(8)
Alvin M. Weinberg
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer
35(6)
Wendell Berry
Technology and the Tragic View
41(9)
Samuel C. Florman
Do Artifacts Have Politics?
50(17)
Langdon Winner
Feminist Perspectives on Technology
67(13)
Judy Wajcman
Futuring Methods
80(11)
Edward Cornish
Part II Debating Technology: 1960s Style
91(22)
The Role of Technology in Society
93(10)
Emmanuel G. Mesthene
Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals
103(10)
John McDermott
Part III Debating Technology: Twenty-First-Century Style
113(54)
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
115(23)
Bill Joy
A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists
138(6)
John Seely Brown
Paul Duguid
Promise and Peril
144(23)
Ray Kurzweil
Part IV Dilemmas of New Technology: Terrorism and Civil Liberties
167(40)
Terrorism and Brittle Technology
169(5)
Amory B. Lovins
L. Hunter Lovins
Technological Vulnerability
174(12)
Brian Martin
How to Protect Against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks
186(15)
Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis
201(6)
James X. Dempsey
Part V Dilemmas of New Technology: Bioethics
207(26)
The Dark Side of the Genome
209(9)
Robert A. Weinberg
Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Research
218(4)
President George W. Bush
Hard Cell: A Commentary on the President's Stem Cell Address
222(11)
Thomas H. Murray
Part VI Dilemmas of New Technology: Global Climate Change
233(18)
Modern Global Climate Change
235(9)
Thomas R. Karl
Kevin E. Trenberth
The Bush Administration's Approach to Climate Change
244(7)
Spencer Abraham
Part VII Dilemmas of New Technology: Computers and Information
251(80)
An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935--1985
253(12)
Paul Ceruzzi
Computer Ethics
265(17)
Tom Forester
Perry Morrison
The Internet Under Siege
282(11)
Lawrence Lessig
The Humpty Dumpty Problem
293(11)
Mitchell Kapor
In the Age of the Smart Machine
304(8)
Shoshana Zuboff
The Logistics of Techno-War
312(19)
Gene I. Rochlin
Part VIII Coda
331
In Touch at Last
333
Seth Shostak


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