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Technology and the Future

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780534604264

ISBN10:
0534604269
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/12/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 9th edition with a publication date of 8/12/2002.
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Topical Contents xi
About the Editor xv
Preface xvii
Part I Thinking about Technology 1(46)
Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?
3(10)
Leo Marx
How Society Shapes Technology
13(10)
Robert Pool
Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?
23(8)
Alvin M. Weinberg
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer
31(6)
Wendell Berry
Technology and the Tragic View
37(10)
Samuel C. Florman
Part II Debating Technology: 1960s Style 47(22)
The Role of Technology in Society
49(10)
Emmanuel G. Mesthene
Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals
59(10)
John McDermott
Part III Alternative Perspectives on Technology 69(96)
Buddhist Economics
71(7)
E. F. Schumacher
Can Technology Be Humane?
78(13)
Paul Goodman
Technological Politics As If Democracy Really Mattered
91(18)
Richard Sclove
Western Colonization of the Future
109(10)
Ziauddin Sardar
Black Futurists in the Information Age
119(16)
Timothy L. Jenkins
Feminist Perspectives on Technology
135(13)
Judy Wajcman
Do Artifacts Have Politics?
148(17)
Langdon Winner
Part IV Dilemmas of New Technology: Vulnerability 165(20)
Terrorism and Brittle Technology
167(5)
Amory B. Lovins
L. Hunter Lovins
Technological Vulnerability
172(13)
Brian Martin
Part V Dilemmas of New Technology: Bioethics 185(44)
The Dark Side of the Genome
187(9)
Robert A. Weinberg
Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Research
196(4)
President George W. Bush
Hard Cell: A Commentary on the President's Stem Cell Address
200(9)
Thomas H. Murray
The Wisdom of Repugnance
209(16)
Leon R. Kass
Science Fiction: A Comment on Leon Kass's Bioethics
225(4)
Jerome Groopman
Part VI Dilemmas of New Technology: Computers and Information 229(64)
An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985
231(11)
Paul Ceruzzi
Computer Ethics
242(16)
Tom Forester
Perry Morrison
The Internet Under Siege
258(10)
Lawrence Lessig
In the Age of the Smart Machine
268(8)
Shoshana Zuboff
The Logistics of Techno-War
276(17)
Gene I. Rochlin
Part VII Debating Technology: 21st Century Style 293(30)
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
295(23)
Bill Joy
A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists
318(5)
John Seely Brown
Paul Duguid
Part VIII Coda 323(2)
In Touch at Last
325
Seth Shostak


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