Technology & the Future

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-30
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Technology influences society, and society influences technology--but how? The newly updated 11th edition of TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE helps you answer that question and others with a diverse collection of articles and essays that examine the controversial technological issues affecting society. Written by technology critics and enthusiasts, the essays take you beyond definitions and descriptions and into the minds of some of the field's most respected thought leaders. Thoroughly covering the philosophical approaches and specific technologies, TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE provides a unique and unparalleled overview of technology today.

Table of Contents

Thinking About Technology
Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?
How Society Shapes Technology
The Technology of Shoelaces
Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?
Technology and the Tragic View
Do Artifacts Have Politics? Langdon Winners
The Shock of the Old
Debating Technology: 1960'S Style
The Role of Technology in Society
Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals
Debating Technology: 21st Century Style
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists
Promise and Peril
Technological Dilemmas of the 21st Century
The Science Behind Climate Change
How to Protect Against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks, The 9-11 Commission
Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis
Stem Cell Research: The Great Moral Divide
And Baby Makes Three+or Four, or Five, or Six: Defining the Family After the Genetic Revolution
The Case Against Perfection
Some Possible Legal and Social Implications of Advances in Neuroscience
Social and Ethical Issues in Information and Communications Technology
An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985, Paul Ceruzzi
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer
Computer Ethics
The Internet Under Siege
The Humpty Dumpty Problem
Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob
Governing Technology
Government and Technology
Governance Challenges of Technological Revolutions, Francis Fukuyama and Caroline Wagner
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