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Social Aspects of Technology
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Rising Tide, Ebbing Fortune: Technology and Change
by Dario J. Toncich - Chrystobel Engineering , 1996
In this book, we examine the basic threads that form a complex mesh in which business and industry, in the developed world, must function. The basic threads are historical, political and technological but there are numerous other threads.
The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future
by Martin Ford - Acculant , 2009
This groundbreaking book by a computer engineer and entrepreneur shows how accelerating technology is likely to have a highly disruptive influence on our economy in the near future, and may well already be a factor in the current global crisis.
Lentis: The Social Interface of Technology
- Wikibooks , 2011
'Lentis: The Social Interface of Technology' is a guidebook to the realm where technological phenomena and social phenomena intersect. If we think of technology and society as domains that overlap, the common domain they share is a lens in shape.
New Achievements in Technology, Education and Development
by Safeeullah Soomro - InTech , 2010
This book focuses on the basic and applied research in the various fields of computer science and Engineering. Authors made efforts to provide theoretical as well as practical approaches to solve open problems through their elite research work.
Tools for Thought
by Howard Rheingold - The MIT Press , 2000
Where will our new machines take us? Back in 1985, forward-thinking Howard Rheingold asked research pioneers to describe the nascent personal-computer revolution and its trajectory. The book is an excellent slice of retrospective 'futurism'.
Moths to the Flame: The Seductions of Computer Technology
by Gregory J. E. Rawlins - The MIT Press , 1997
The book is a mixture of futuristic prophecy and historical perspective covering all aspects of computer technology, some frightening, some fanciful. Rawlins reminds us that computers can only reflect the needs and values of their users.
High-Tech Europe: The Politics of International Cooperation
by Wayne Sandholtz - University of California Press , 1992
A study of cooperative efforts in the high-tech industries of Europe. Sandholtz examines why collaboration came late to these countries, how protective walls came down, how countries work together in economically sensitive areas.
Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
by Cory Doctorow - Tachyon Publications , 2008
Discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and how to enjoy free e-books.