Finely-focused on the technology-society connection, this unique book presents the methods and theories available for exploring the effects of technology on our lives—past, present, and future. A three part organization presents chapters under three main headings that look at: The Nature of Technology: Foundations, Methods of Study, and then a Conclusion. Chapter topics include Creativity and Innovation: The Critical Link; Economics and Cultural Impetus; An Idea Whose Time Has Come; The Cause and Effect of Technology and Society; Modeling, Simulations, and Gaming; Systems Behavior: The Universal Laws; Diversity, Randomness, and Systemic Integrity; Catastrophe Theory: The Plague of Technological Complexity; and The Systemic Models. A primer that gives investigators the necessary intellectual tools to begin their own research into the field.
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A unique text that presents the methods and theories available for exploring the effects of technology on our lives past, present, and future. It is designed as a primer to give investigators and students the necessary intellectual tools to begin their own research into the field.From the Back Cover:
The world is changing at an incredible rate. Most of these changes are taking place as the result of technological advances.
In the fourth edition of Social Issues in Technology, Paul Alcorn continues his systematic theme and provides the most up-to-date information concerning issues previously discussed. Chapter 4, Economics and Cultural Impetus, and Chapter 10, Catastrophic Theory: The Plague of Technological Complexity, have both been expanded. A new report on the effects of modernization on traditional Maasai societies in Tanzania and Kenya has been added.
Instructors who are using this book for a course should obtain the accompanying Instructor's Manual (ISBN: 0-13060258-2).
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Book Description Pearson, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110130602574
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130602574
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 4th edition. 312 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0130602574