Technology and the Future / Edition 10

Technology and the Future / Edition 10

by Albert H. Teich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534602770

ISBN-13: 9780534602772

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534602772
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/05/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Topical Contents
About the Editor
Preface
Pt. IThinking about Technology1
1Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?3
2Flow Society Shapes Technology13
3Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?23
4Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer31
5Technology and the Tragic View37
Pt. IIDebating Technology: 1960s Style47
6The Role of Technology in Society49
7Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals59
Pt. IIIAlternative Perspectives on Technology69
8Buddhist Economics71
9Can Technology Be Humane?78
10Technological Politics As If Democracy Really Mattered91
11Western Colonization of the Future109
12Black Futurists in the Information Age119
13Feminist Perspectives on Technology135
14Do Artifacts Have Politics?148
Pt. IVDilemmas of New Technology: Vulnerability165
15Terrorism and Brittle Technology167
16Technological Vulnerability172
Pt. VDilemmas of New Technology: Bioethics185
17The Dark Side of the Genome187
18Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Research196
19Hard Cell: A Commentary on the President's Stem Cell Address200
20The Wisdom of Repugnance209
21Science Fiction: A Comment on Leon Kass's Bioethics225
Pt. VIDilemmas of New Technology: Computers and Information229
22An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985231
23Computer Ethics242
24The Internet Under Siege258
25In the Age of the Smart Machine268
26The Logistics of Techno-War276
Pt. VIIDebating Technology: 21st Century Style293
27Why the Future Doesn't Need us295
28A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists318
Pt. VIIICoda323
29In Touch at Last325

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