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Techno-fix : why technology won't save us or the environment

Author: Michael Huesemann; Joyce Huesemann
Publisher: Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A powerful and insightful critique of modern techno-optimism.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Huesemann; Joyce Huesemann
ISBN: 9780865717046 0865717044 9781550924947 155092494X
OCLC Number: 794212162
Description: xxviii, 435 p
Contents: Introduction; The Inherent Unavoidability & Unpredictability of Unintended Consequences; When Things Bite Back: Some Unintended Consequences of Modern Technology; Technology, Exploitation & Fairness; In Search of Solutions I: Counter-Technologies & Social Fixes; In Search of Solutions II: Efficiency Improvements; Sustainability of Collapse?; Technological Optimism & Belief in Progress; The Positive Biases of Technology Assessments & Cost-Benefit Analyses; Happiness; The Uncritical Acceptance of New Technologies; Profit Motive: The Main Driver of Technological Development; The Need for a Different Worldview; The Design of Environmentally Sustainable & Socially Appropriate Technologies; Critical Science & Social Responsibility; Index.
Responsibility: Michael Huesemann and Joyce Huesemann ; [foreword by Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich].

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