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Technology and Society : A Bridge to the 21st Century

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2nd
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9780130924759

ISBN10:
013092475X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

Using specific examples from the past and present, this guide exposes readers to the full breadth and depth of issues, showing the complexity that makes 'solutions' not so simple. For anyone interested in the impact of technology on society. Previous ed. c2000. Softcover.

Table of Contents

PART I ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY
2(50)
Objectives
3(1)
Introduction
3(2)
Ethics
5(18)
Robert McGinn
The Relationships Between Ethics and Technology
23(6)
Paul Alcorn
Ethical Decision-Making Frameworks
29(10)
O.C. Ferrell
Doing Well by Doing Good
39(5)
Whistle-Blowing
44(2)
Case Study: Roger Boisjoyly
46(6)
Morton Thiokol
Ethical Issues in Cyberspace
48(1)
Conclusion
49(1)
A Bridge to Your 21st Century Understanding
50(1)
Internet Exercise
50(1)
Beyond the Bridge: Explore Future Options
51(1)
Useful Web Sites
51(1)
PART II History of Technology
52(18)
Objectives
53(1)
Introduction
53(1)
Timeline
54(11)
``George''
65(2)
Paul Alcorn
The ``New'' George
67(3)
John Morello
Conclusion
69(1)
Internet Exercise
69(1)
Useful Web Sites
69(1)
PART III ENERGY
70(84)
Objectives
71(1)
Introduction
71(7)
Fossil Fuel Fundamentals
78(10)
Ahmed S. Khan
Barbara A. Eichler
Energy for a New Century
88(2)
Christopher Flavin
The Immortal Waste
90(11)
Ahmed S. Khan
Barbara A. Eichler
Case Study: Nuclear Warriors
101(10)
Eric Pooley
The Hydrogen Experiment
111(9)
Seth Dunn
Solar Energy
120(4)
Ahmed S. Khan
Barbara A. Eichler
Wind Power
124(2)
Ahmed S. Khan
Barbara A. Eichler
Wind Power: Small, But Growing Fast
126(4)
Christopher Flavin
Hydroelectric Power
130(3)
Ahmed S. Khan
Barbara A. Eichler
All the Wild Rivers
133(3)
Curtis Runyan
The Electric Car Arrives---Again
136(18)
Seth Dunn
Conclusion
144(1)
Internet Exercise
145(4)
Trends of the 21st Century
149(2)
A Bridge to Your 21st Century Understanding
151(1)
Beyond the Bridge: Explore Future Options
152(1)
Useful Web Sites
153(1)
PART IV ECOLOGY
154(80)
Objectives
155(1)
Introduction
155(13)
The Grim Payback of Greed
168(7)
Alan Durning
Young at Risk
175(8)
Fisheries: Exploiting the Ocean---What Will Be Left?
183(8)
Buried Displeasure: The Love Canal
191(2)
What Will Happen to the Endangered Species Act?
193(6)
Air Poisons Around the World
199(9)
Earth Day: 25 Years
208(7)
Frank Graham
Rain Forests May Offer New Miracle Drugs
215(6)
Case Study: The Great Molasses Flood
221(2)
Case Study: The Toxic Cloud over Bhopal
223(11)
Earth Day 2000: A 30-Year Report Card
226(2)
7 Moments That Helped Define the Trends of the Past 30 Years
228(1)
And 7 Moments (Past and Future) That Could Be Keys to the Next 30 Years
229(1)
What Would (Can) You Do?
230(1)
Conclusion
231(1)
Internet Exercise
232(1)
Useful Web Sites
233(1)
PART V POPULATION
234(90)
Objectives
235(1)
Introduction
235(21)
The Great Leap Forward
256(10)
Jared Diamond
Putting the Bite on Planet Earth
266(7)
Don Hinrichsen
Can the Growing Human Population Feed Itself?
273(5)
John Bongaarts
The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo
278(3)
The World Birth Control Discussion Issues
281(7)
Case Study: Japan's Recent Lift of Birth Control Pill a Thirty-Year Battle
288(3)
Fertility Rates: The Decline Is Stalling
291(5)
Linda Starke
Population Carrying Capacities: Four Case Studies---Pakistan, India, Ethiopia, Mexico
296(17)
The Humanitarian and Technical Dilemmas of Population Control in China
313(3)
Su Xiaokang
Earth's Carrying Capacity: Not Quite So Easy When Applied to Humans
316(8)
Conclusion
319(1)
Internet Exercise
320(2)
Useful Web Sites
322(2)
PART VI HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY
324(28)
Objectives
325(1)
Introduction
325(1)
Baby It's You! And You, and You...
326(7)
Nancy Gibbs
Antibiotic Resistance
333(2)
Linda Stevens Hjorth
The Politics of Life and Death: Global Responses to HIV and AIDS
335(8)
Mary Caron
Physician-Assisted Suicide
343(3)
Future Genetic Testing
346(6)
Genetically Modified Foods Exercise
347(1)
DNA Testing Exercise
347(1)
Conclusion
348(1)
Internet Exercise
349(1)
Useful Web Sites
350(2)
PART VII TECHNOLOGY AND THE THIRD WORLD
352(98)
Objectives
353(1)
Introduction
353(2)
One Planet: Many Worlds
355(29)
Ahmed S. Khan
Income Gap Widens
384(4)
Hal Kane
China's Challenge to the United States and to the Earth
388(7)
Lester Brown
Christopher Flavin
N30 WTO Showdown
395(9)
Paul Hawken
Pakistan: Karachi's Informal ``Recycling Network''
404(4)
Sri Lanka: Technology and Agriculture, Tractor versus Buffalo
408(3)
Appropriate Technologies
411(10)
Gadi Kaplan
Harnessing the Wind
421(9)
Jay Jayadev
Application of Telecommunications Technologies in Distance Learning
430(20)
Ahmed S. Khan
Conclusion
442(1)
Internet Exercise
442(6)
A Bridge to Your 21st Century Understanding
448(1)
Useful Web Sites
449(1)
PART VIII TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE
450(73)
Objectives
451(1)
Introduction
452(2)
Creating the Future
454(13)
Norman Myers
Trends Now Changing the World
467(14)
Marvin J. Cetron
Owen Davies
Predictions: Technology of the New Century and the New Millennium
481(5)
Telemedicine: The Health System of Tomorrow
486(3)
Thomas Blanton
David C. Balch
The Information Warrior
489(9)
Ellison C. Urban
New Horizons of Information Technology
498(4)
Ahmed S. Khan
Future Ecology: The 2002 Second World Summit Focuses on a Renewed Spirit and Commitment
502(5)
Future Ecology: Is the Kyoto Climate Agreement Still Alive Due to the Bonn, 2001 Meeting?
507(4)
Future: Population Growth Estimates
511(12)
Internet Exercise
513(1)
Useful Web Sites
514(1)
Authors' Commentaries
515(6)
Beyond the Bridge ... Explore Future Options
521(2)
Index 523

Excerpts

ISSUES EXPLORED IN THE TEXT One of the underlying issues explored inTechnology and Society: A Bridge to the 21st Centuryis whether we are in charge of technology or whether technology controls us. At what point does technological dependency cause social problems? And to what extent are we, as caring social beings, concerned about technological impact? This text encourages readers to analyze and reflect on technology's impact on the global village economically, politically, and environmentally. The new century will usher in an urgent challenge to resolve the conflicts among our technological, environmental, and social worlds. The ability to understand the impact of technology on our lives and on succeeding generations will be essential to reaching the goals of survival, peaceful coexistence, ethical living, safety, and prosperity. The chapters in this text are designed to stimulate, inspire, and provoke awareness of technology's impact on society. They are supported by a variety of features intended to supplement and complement learning, critical analysis, and social awareness. FEATURES Flowcharts:One of the unique features of the text is the use of flowcharts as logical, interactive maps that emphasize the problems, possible solutions, and points of direction and significance of the chapters and case studies. Many of the flowcharts have been class-tested and we have found that students like them because they appeal to their kinesthetic and problem-solving learning style. The visual process of flowcharting the information presented in the readings seems to increase insight and critical thinking skills. Internet Exercises:The Internet exercises enable students to (a) become familiar with the knowledge dissemination mode of the ever-expanding Internet; and (b) incorporate the Internet's multimedia resources to enhance learning. Useful Web Sites:Considering the vast scope and rate of change of technological growth, it is difficult to cover all facets of technology and related issues of its impact on society. Therefore, each part concludes with a list of Web sites for the reader to use to supplement and enhance the content. Questions:Each article concludes with questions to integrate knowledge and synthesize understanding of social issues impacted by technology. The questions also create excitement and wonderment about the tenacity of technology and its impact on the quality of life. Statistics:Boxes containing statistics, percentages, and bar graphs enhance many readings. They allow the reader to comprehend the magnitude of the social issue presented from a numerical format. ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXT Part I encourages students to clarify and sort out the many ways we look at and define technology. It confronts the need for ethical behavior in the use of technology. By r0ading this section, students will gain a greater understanding of the personal and social responsibility that accompanies technological development and implementation. Readers are asked to consider the mismatch between people and this newly created world of technology. This part presents ethical theory and frameworks for ethical decision-making, which are understood more easily through the cases of Roger Boisjoyly and Whistle-Blowing. Part II offers a brief look at the history of technology and its involvement in human development. It provides an extensive timeline, highlighting technology from the most primitive to the most sophisticated forms. It also features a glimpse of humanity at a time when technology and the skills to use it were few and far between. There's also a whimsical look at what new devices would have done to our ancestors if they had what we have and knew what we know. Part III investigates the impact of technology on energy development and conservation. This section provides a survey of renewable and nonren


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