Download e-book for kindle: Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future by Deborah G. Johnson,Jameson M. Wetmore

By Deborah G. Johnson,Jameson M. Wetmore

Technological switch doesn't occur in a vacuum; judgements approximately which applied sciences to improve, fund, industry, and use have interaction principles approximately values in addition to calculations of prices and merits. This anthology makes a speciality of the interconnections of expertise, society, and values. It deals writings through specialists as diverse as Freeman Dyson, Laurence Lessig, Bruno Latour, and Judy Wajcman that may introduce readers to fresh puzzling over expertise and supply them with conceptual instruments, a theoretical framework, and information to assist know the way expertise shapes society and the way society shapes expertise. It bargains readers a brand new viewpoint 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 know-how and Society a coherence and movement that's strange in anthologies. The publication 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 via writings that discover the complexity of sociotechnical platforms, offering an image of the way expertise and society paintings in step, shaping and being formed via each other. ultimately, the ebook is going again to concerns of the long run, 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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