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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737733600
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 225
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Table of Contents


Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
What Is Technology's Impact on Society?
Chapter Preface     20
The Benefits of Technology Are Increasing   Jimmy Guterman     22
The Benefits of Technology Are Diminishing   David Cox     34
The Internet Connects People   Jeffrey Boase et al.     40
The Internet Isolates People   Brent Staples     49
Robots Are Replacing People   Marshall Brain     54
Robots Are Not Replacing People   Doug Saunders     61
Periodical Bibliography     67
What Impact Does Technology Have on Education?
Chapter Preface     69
Technology Is Hurting Education   Clifford Stoll     71
Technology Needs to Be Emphasized in Education   Mortimer B. Zuckerman     78
There Is a Digital Divide   Andy Carvin     83
There Is No Digital Divide   Ejovi Nuwere     89
Children Are Technologically Skilled   Susan Smith Nash     93
Children Need Imaginative Play   David Sobel     99
Periodical Bibliography     105
Should the Government Regulate Technology?
Chapter Preface     107
The Government Should Support Internet Neutrality$dThe New Republic     109
The Government Should Oppose Internet Neutrality$dThe Wall Street Journal     114
The Government Should Regulate Nanotechnology More Strictly   J. Clarence Davies     119
The Government Should Not Regulate Nanotechnology More Strictly   Sonia Arrison     127
The Government Should Ban Therapeutic Cloning   Leon R. Kass     132
The Government Should Not Ban Therapeutic Cloning   Michael Gazzaniga     138
Periodical Bibliography     144
Will Future Technology Improve Humanity?
Chapter Preface     146
The Genetic Enhancement of Children Should Be Tolerated   David Merriman     148
The Genetic Enhancement of Children Should Be Opposed   Bill McKibbon     157
Future Technology Will Benignly Alter Human Existence   Ray Kurzweil     166
Future Technology Could Threaten Human Existence   Bill Joy     182
Periodical Bibliography     198
For Further Discussion     199
Organizations to Contact     203
Bibliography of Books     209
Index     213
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