Technology Matters: Questions to Live With

Technology Matters: Questions to Live With

by David E. Nye
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262140934

ISBN-13: 9780262140935

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

Technology matters, writes David Nye, because it is inseparable from being human. In Technology Matters, Nye tackles ten central questions about our relationship to technology, integrating a half-century of ideas about technology into ten cogent and concise chapters, with wide-ranging historical examples from many societies.  See more details below

Overview

Technology matters, writes David Nye, because it is inseparable from being human. In Technology Matters, Nye tackles ten central questions about our relationship to technology, integrating a half-century of ideas about technology into ten cogent and concise chapters, with wide-ranging historical examples from many societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262140935
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

1Can we define "technology"?1
2Does technology control us?17
3Is technology predictable?33
4How do historians understand technology?49
5Cultural uniformity, or diversity?67
6Sustainable abundance, or ecological crisis?87
7Work : more, or less? : better, or worse?109
8Should "the market" select technologies?135
9More security, or escalating dangers?161
10Expanding consciousness, or encapsulation?185
11Not just one future209

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