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Technology and the Future by Albert H. Teich

Paperback, 11th edition 2009 ,364 pages, new

Technology influences society, and society influences technology - but how? The newly updated 11th edition of "Technology and the Future" helps you answer that question and others with a diverse collection of articles and essays that examine the controversial technological issues affecting society. Written by technology critics and enthusiasts, the essays take you beyond definitions and descriptions and into the minds of some of the field's most respected thought leaders. Thoroughly covering the philosophical approaches and specific technologies, "Technology and the Future" provides a unique and unparalleled overview of technology today.
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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. Technology and the Tragic View, Samuel C. Florman. 6. Do Artifacts Have Politics? Langdon Winner. 7. The Shock of the Old, David Edgerton. Part II: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 1960'S STYLE. 8. The Role of Technology in Society, Emmanuel G. Mesthene. 9. Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals, John McDermott. Part III: DEBATING TECHNOLOGY: 21ST CENTURY STYLE. 10. Why the Future Doesn't Need Us, Bill Joy. 11. A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid. 12. Promise and Peril, Ray Kurzweil. Part IV: TECHNOLOGICAL DILEMMAS OF THE 21ST CENTURY. 13. The Science Behind Climate Change, William Collins, et al. 14. How to Protect Against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks, The 9-11 Commission. 15. Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis, James X. Dempsey. 16. Stem Cell Research: The Great Moral Divide, Christopher Thomas Scott. 17. And Baby Makes Three--or Four, or Five, or Six: Defining the Family After the Genetic Revolution, R. Alta Charo. .. Please click here to ask a question
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