Technology and the Future / Edition 10by Albert H. Teich
Pub. Date: 04/05/2005
Publisher: Cengage Learning
TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE offers an unsurpassed collection of readings on technology's impact on the individual and society. In this substantial revision, Teich incorporates important new topics, such as the revolutions in genetics and information technology. New selections by significant contemporary thinkers include readings by Langdon Winner, Thomas Hughes, Donald… See more details below
TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE offers an unsurpassed collection of readings on technology's impact on the individual and society. In this substantial revision, Teich incorporates important new topics, such as the revolutions in genetics and information technology. New selections by significant contemporary thinkers include readings by Langdon Winner, Thomas Hughes, Donald Norman, and Leon Kass.
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Table of ContentsPreface. Topical Contents. About the Editor. PART I: THINKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY. 1. Leo Marx, Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?. 2. Neil Postman, Technology: The Broken Defenses. 3. Thomas P. Hughes, Technological Momentum. 4. Alvin M. Weinberg, Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?. 5. Wendell Berry, Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer. 6. Samuel C. Florman, Technology and the Tragic View. PART II: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 1960S STYLE. 7. Emmanuel G. Mesthene, The Role of Technology in Society. 8. John McDermott, Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals. PART III: ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON TECHNOLOGY. 9. E. F. Schumacher, Buddhist Economics. 10. Paul Goodman, Can Technology Be Humane?. 11. Richard Sclove, Technological Politics As If Democracy Really Mattered. 12. Timothy L. Jenkins, Black Futurists in the Information Age. 13. Judy Wajcman, Feminist Perspectives on Technology. 14. Langdon Winner, Do Artifacts Have Politics?. PART IV: ENVISIONING THE FUTURE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY. 15. Herman Kahn and Anthony J. Wiener, The Year 2000: A View from 1967. 16. Herb Brody, Great Expectations: Why Technology Predictions Go Awry. 17. Paul Ceruzzi, An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985. 18. Joseph F. Coates, John B. Mahaffie, and Andy Hines, One Hundred Seven Assumptions about the Future. PART V: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY I: GENETICS. 19. Robert A. Weinberg, The Dark Side of the Genome. 20. R. Alta Charo, And Baby Makes Three - or Four, or Five, or Six: Defining the Family after the Genetic Revolution. 21. Leon R. Kass, The Wisdom of Repugnance. PART VI: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY II: THE INFORMATION AGE.22. Tom Forester and Perry Morrison, Computer Ethics. 23. Fred H. Cate, Electronic Privacy in the Twenty-First Century. 24. Shoshana Zuboff, In the Age of the Smart Machine. PART VII: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM STYLE. 25. Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital. 26. Donald A. Norman, Being Analog. PART VIII: CODA. 27. Douglas Coupland, Packing Tips for Your Trip (to the Year 2195).
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