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Shrinking the technosphere : getting a grip on the technologies that limit our autonomy, self-sufficiency and freedom

Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2017] ©2017
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"The harmful side of even relatively benign technology can be plain to see, but is hardly ever discussed. This book is critical of many aspects of technology, but it intends to evaluate each aspect of technology based on a harm/benefit tradeoff, showing that the best technologies are naturelike and are not harmful at all."--
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Orlov, Dmitry.
Shrinking the technosphere.
Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2017]
(OCoLC)960097215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dmitry Orlov
ISBN: 9781550926330 1550926330
OCLC Number: 960097216
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Foreword1 The Technosphere Defined2 What is at Stake?3 Approaches and Departures4 Harm/Benefit Analysis5 Naturelike Technologies6 Social Machines7 Political Technologies8 Wresting Control9 The Settled and the Nomadic10 The Great Transition
Responsibility: Dmitry Orlov.
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