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Technology and the future

Print Book, English, 2012
Cengage learning custom p, [Place of publication not identified], 2012
9781111828547, 1111828547
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Thinking About Technology
1. Does Improved Technology Mean Progress? / Leo Marx
2. How Society Shapes Technology / Robert Pool
3. The Shock of the Old / David Edgerton
4. Can Technology Replace Social Engineering? / Alvin M. Weinberg
5. Technology and the Tragic View / Samuel C. Flonnan
6. Do Artifacts Have Politics? / Langdon Winner
pt. II Debating Technology: 1960s Style
7. The Role of Technology in Society / Emmanuel G. Mesthene
8. Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals / John McDermott
pt. III Debating Technology: Twenty-First-Century Style
9. Why the Future Doesn't Need Us / Bill Joy
10.A Response to Bill Joy and the Doom-and-Gloom Technofuturists / Paul Duguid
11. Promise and Peril / Ray Kurzweil
pt. IV Contemporary Technological Dilemmas: Climate Change
12. The Science Behind Climate Change / Philip Mote
13. The Climate Science Isn't Settled / Richard S. Lindzen. Contents note continued: 14. The Geoengineering Option: A Last Resort Against Global Warming? / Katharine Ricke
15.20 Reasons Why Geoengineering May Be a Bad Idea / Alan Robock
pt. V Contemporary Technological Dilemmas: The New Biology
16. Stem Cell Research: The Great Moral Divide / Christopher Thomas Scott
17. Applications, Benefits, and Risks of Synthetic Biology / Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
18. Five Hard Truths for Synthetic Biology / Roberta Kwok
19. The Case against Perfection / Michael J. Sandel
20. Some Possible Legal and Social Implications of Advances in Neuroscience / Henry T. Greely
pt. VI Contemporary Technological Dilemmas: Information and Communications Technology
21. An Unforeseen Revolution: Computers and Expectations, 1935-1985 / Paul Ceruzzi
22. Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer / Wendell Berry
23.Computer Ethics / Deborah G. Johnson. Contents note continued: 24. Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains / Nicholas Carr
25.Net Neutrality 101
Save the Internet
26. Managing Broadband Networks / George Ou
pt. VII Governance and Globalization
27. Government and Technology / Albert H. Teich