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 bargains writings through specialists as assorted as Freeman Dyson, Laurence Lessig, Bruno Latour, and Judy Wajcman that might introduce readers to contemporary considering expertise and supply them with conceptual instruments, a theoretical framework, and data to aid know the way expertise shapes society and the way society shapes know-how. It bargains readers a brand new point of view on such present matters 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 know-how and Society a coherence and stream that's strange in anthologies. The booklet is appropriate to be used in undergraduate classes in STS and different disciplines. the decisions start with predictions of the long run that diversity from forecasts of technological utopia to cautionary stories. those are by means of writings that discover the complexity of sociotechnical structures, featuring an image of the way know-how and society paintings in step, shaping and being formed by way of each other. ultimately, the publication is going again to issues of the longer term, discussing twenty-first-century demanding situations that come with nanotechnology, the function of voters in technological judgements, and the applied sciences of human enhancement.

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