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Mind, machine and morality : toward a philosophy of human-technology symbiosis

Author: Peter A Hancock
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Technology is our conduit of power. In our modern world, technology is the gatekeeper deciding who shall have and who shall have not. Either technology works for you or you work for technology. It shapes the human race just as much as we shape it. But where is this symbiosis going? Who provides the directions, the intentions, the goals of this human-machine partnership? Such decisions do not derive from the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Hancock
ISBN: 0754673588 9780754673583
OCLC Number: 233798879
Description: xvi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The science and philosophy of human-machine systems ---
2. Teleology for technology ---
3. Convergent technological evolution ---
4. The future of function allocation ---
5. The sheepdog and the Japanese garden ---
6. On the future of work ---
7. Men without machines ---
8. Life, liberty, and the design of happiness ---
9. Mind, machine and morality.
Responsibility: Peter A. Hancock.

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Technology is the conduit of power. In our modern world it is the gatekeeper which acts to decide who shall have and who shall have not. One either works for technology or technology works for you.  Read more...

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'Professor Peter Hancock is the modern day Renaissance man, crossing discipline boundaries with ease. Mind, Machines and Morality treats us to a metaphysical account of the issues that touch our Read more...

 
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