Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future (Inside Technology)

Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future (Inside Technology)

Deborah G. Johnson, Jameson M. Wetmore


Technological switch doesn't occur in a vacuum; judgements approximately which applied sciences to boost, fund, industry, and use have interaction rules approximately values in addition to calculations of prices and merits. This anthology specializes in the interconnections of know-how, society, and values. It deals writings through gurus as assorted as Freeman Dyson, Laurence Lessig, Bruno Latour, and Judy Wajcman that might introduce readers to fresh puzzling over know-how and supply them with conceptual instruments, a theoretical framework, and data to aid know the way know-how shapes society and the way society shapes expertise. It deals readers a brand new standpoint on such present concerns as globalization, the stability among safeguard and privateness, environmental justice, and poverty within the constructing global. The cautious ordering of the decisions and the editors' introductions provide expertise and Society a coherence and stream that's strange in anthologies. The booklet is acceptable to be used in undergraduate classes in STS and different disciplines. the choices commence with predictions of the long run that variety from forecasts of technological utopia to cautionary stories. those are through writings that discover the complexity of sociotechnical platforms, providing an image of the way know-how and society paintings in step, shaping and being formed via each other. eventually, the e-book is going again to concerns of the longer term, discussing twenty-first-century demanding situations that come with nanotechnology, the position of voters in technological judgements, and the applied sciences of human enhancement.

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