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Technology matters : questions to live with

Author: David E Nye
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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'Technology Matters' discusses, in nontechnical language, ten central questions about technology that aim to clarify what technology is and why it matters. This book addresses questions such as: can we define technology? Does technology shape us, or do we shape it? Is technology inevitable or unpredictable?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Nye
ISBN: 9780262640671 0262640678
OCLC Number: 1018313897
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2009 Sally Hacker Prize given by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) 2009
Description: xiv, 282 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Can we define "technology". --
2. Does technology control us? --
3. Is technology predictable? --
4. How do historians understand technology? --
5. Cultural uniformity, m or deversity? --
6. Sustainable abundance, or ecological crisis? --
7. Work: more, or less? better, or worse? --
8. Should "the market" select technologies? --
9. More security, or escalating dangers? --
10. Expanding consciousness, or encapsulation? --
11. Not just one future.
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