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The story of technology : how we got here and what the future holds

Author: Daniel M Gerstein
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2019.
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Technology--always a key driver of historical change--is transforming society as never before and at a far more rapid pace. This book takes the reader on a journey into what the author identifies as the central organizing construct for the future of civilization, the continued proliferation of technology. And he challenges us to consider how to think about technology to ensure that we humans, and not the products of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Gerstein, Daniel M., 1958-
Story of technology.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019011629
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Gerstein
ISBN: 1633885798 9781633885790
OCLC Number: 1090696659
Description: 1 online resource (357 pages)
Contents: Intro; CONTENTS; Introduction; PART I. FOUNDATIONS; Chapter 1. In the Beginning . . .; Chapter 2. Perspectives and Definitions; Chapter 3. Foundations of Technology Development; Chapter 4. The Modern Age of Technology; PART II. MANAGING TECHNOLOGY; Chapter 5. Leading at the Speed of Technology; Chapter 6. Assessing Technology; Chapter 7. Technology Development Methods; Chapter 8. Managing Technology in an Unmanageable World; PART III. THE FUTURE; Chapter 9. Thinking Orthogonally; Chapter 10. Technology's Effect on Society; Chapter 11. The Technologist's Responsibility to Society Chapter 12. Reflections on the Future of TechnologyConclusions; APPENDICES; Appendix A. The Technology Lexicon; Appendix B. TRL Definitions, Descriptions, and Supporting Information from the US Department of Defense; Appendix C. Framework for Assessing Technology Development and Availability; Appendix D. Operational View Definitions from the US Department of Defense; Appendix E. Elements of the DHS S & T Portfolio Review Process; Appendix F. Categories of Activity for Protecting Technology; Abbreviations and Initialisms; Notes; Index; About the Author
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Technology--always a key driver of historical change--is transforming society as never before and at a far more rapid pace. This book takes the reader on a journey into what the author identifies as the central organizing construct for the future of civilization, the continued proliferation of technology. And he challenges us to consider how to think about technology to ensure that we humans, and not the products of our invention, remain in control of our destinies? In this informative and insightful examination, Dr. Daniel M. Gerstein--who brings vast operational, research, and academic exper.

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