The Techno-Human Condition

The Techno-Human Condition

by Braden R. Allenby, Daniel Sarewitz
     
 

A provocative analysis of what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change.See more details below

Overview

A provocative analysis of what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262015691
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

1 What a Long, Transhuman Trip It Has Already Been 1

2 In the Cause-and-Effect Zone 15

3 Level I and II Technology: Effectiveness, Progress, and Complexity 31

4 Level III Technology: Radical Contingency in Earth Systems 63

5 Individuality and Incomprehensibility 87

6 Complexity, Coherence, Contingency 107

7 Killer Apps 127

8 In Front of Our Nose 159

9 Epilogue: The Museum of Human Frailty 191

Bibliography 211

Index 217

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