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Technology and the Future

ISBN: 9780534602772 | 0534602770
Edition: 10th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Pub. Date: 4/5/2005

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Part I: THINKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY. 1. Does Improved Technology Mean Progress? Leo Marx. 2. How Society Shapes Technology, Robert Pool. 3. The Technology of Shoelaces, Edward Tenner. 4. Can Technology Replace Social Engineering? Alvin M. Weinberg. 5. Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer, Wendell Berry. 6. Technology and the Tragic View, Samuel C. Florman. 7. Do Artifacts Have Politics? Langdon Winner. 8. Feminist Perspectives on Technology, Judy Wajcman. 9. Futuring Methods, Edward Cornish. Part II: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 1960S STYLE. 10. The Role of Technology in Society, Emmanuel G. Mesthene. 11. Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals, John McDermott. Part III: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 21ST CENTURY STYLE. 12. Why the Future Doesn't Need Us, Bill Joy. 13. A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid. 14. Promise and Peril, Ray Kurzweil. Part IV: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: TERRORISM AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. 15. Terrorism and Brittle Technology, Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins. 16. Technological Vulnerability, Brian Martin. 17. How to Protect Against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks, The 9-11 Commission. 18. Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis, James X. Dempsey. Part V: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: BIOETHICS. 19. The Dark Side of the Genome, Robert A. Weinberg. 20. Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Research, President George W. Bush. 21. Hard Cell: A Commentary on the President's Stem Cell Address, Thomas H. Murray. Part VI: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE. 22. Modern Global Climate Change, Thomas R. Karl and Kevin E. Trenberth. 23. The Bush Administration's Approach to Climate Change, Spencer Abraham. Part VII: DILEMMAS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION. 24. An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 19351985, Paul Ceruzzi. 25. Computer Ethics, Tom Forester and Perry Morrison. 26. The Internet Under Siege, Lawrence Lessig. 27. The Humpty Dumpty Problem, Mitchell Kapor. 28. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Shoshana Zuboff. 29. The Logistics of Techno-War, Gene I. Rochlin. Part VIII: CODA. 30. In Touch at Last, Seth Shostak.

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