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Technology and society : opposing viewpoints

Author: Auriana Ojeda
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent technological innovations have elicited controversy over their effects on society. The authors debate whether technology has benefited society and how it will affect society in the future. Chapters include: Has Technology Harmed Society? Are Technological Advances in Medicine Beneficial? How Has Technology Affected Privacy? How Will Technology Affect Society in the Future?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Technology and society.
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2002
(OCoLC)47971844
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Auriana Ojeda
ISBN: 0737709138 9780737709131 073770912X 9780737709124
OCLC Number: 716174119
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Technology has harmed society / Tom Mahon --
Technology has improved society / V.V. Raman --
Technology has created a digital divide / Mickey Revenaugh --
Technology has not created a digital divide / Eric Cohen --
The government should regulate technology / William F. Ray --
The government should not regulate technology / James K. Glassman --
Research involving human subjects is vital to medicine / Jennifer Brookes --
Research involving human subjects is prone to abuse / Neal D. Barnard --
Selling human organs is ethical / The lancet --
Selling human organs is unethical / William E. Stempsey --
Animal transplants may solve the organ shortage / Steve Connor --
Animal transplants will not solve the organ shortage / Alan H. Berger and Gil Lamont --
Fetal stem cell research may improve medicine / Lawrence S.B. Goldstein --
Fetal stem cell research is unethical / John Kass --
The internet threatens privacy / Jeffrey Rothfeder --
Technology may not threaten privacy / Travis Charbeneau --
Workplace monitoring violates employee privacy / Dana Hawkins --
Workplace monitoring can be ethical / Laura Pincus Hartman --
The future of technology can be predicted / Ian D. Pearson --
The future of technology cannot be predicted / Roger A. Pielke Jr. and Dan Sarewitz --
Technology may threaten society / Will Knight --
Technology will not threaten society / Chris Malcolm --
Technology may affect human nature / Joseph D'Agnese --
Technology will not affect human nature / Steven Pinker --
Society must be restructured to accommodate technology / William H. Davidow.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series.
Responsibility: Auriana Ojeda, book editor.
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Recent technological innovations have elicited controversy over their effects on society. The authors debate whether technology has benefited society and how it will affect society in the future. Chapters include: Has Technology Harmed Society? Are Technological Advances in Medicine Beneficial? How Has Technology Affected Privacy? How Will Technology Affect Society in the Future?

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