The Dark Side of Technology by Peter TownsendThe Dark Side of Technology by Peter Townsend

The Dark Side of Technology

byPeter Townsend

Hardcover | February 11, 2017

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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. Technological progress comes with a Dark Side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results. The many and various unexpected outcomes of technology span humorous to bizarre, and even result in situations which threaten our survival. Development can be positive for some, but negative and isolating for others (e.g. older or poorer people). Progress is often transient, as faster electronics and computers dramatically shorten retention time of data and knowledge (e.g. documents, data, and photos will be unreadable within a generation). This is also destroying past languages and cultures in a trend to globalisation. Advances cut across all areas of science and life, and the scope is vast from biology, medicine, agriculture, transport, electronics, computers, long range communications, to a global economy.
Title:The Dark Side of TechnologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:February 11, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198790538

ISBN - 13:9780198790532

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