Technology: Ethical Debates About the Application of Science

Technology: Ethical Debates About the Application of Science

by John Turney

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Overview

Technology: Ethical Debates About the Application of Science by John Turney

How do science, and decisions that scientists make, affect us? What are the universal problems facing modern science? How are these issues dealt with in different societies? This series explores our role in monitoring, developing, and controlling scientific advances in a wide range of topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780237533700
Publisher: MMS Gold
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Dilemmas in Modern Science Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Jon Turney has been a science writer most of his life, with excursions into cultural history, poetry, futures studies - and stints in academia, the civil service (briefly), and publishing (even more briefly). He is the author of Lovelock and Gaia, A Quark for Mister Mark, The Rough Guide to The Future, and Science, Not Art.

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The Age of the Internet     8
Who Has Your Information?     16
Technology and the Military     22
Nanotechnology: The Next Big Thing?     28
Robots and Automation     32
Can We Control Technology?     38
Time Line     42
More Information     43
Glossary     44
Index     46

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