Controlling Technology: Contemporary Issues

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William B. Thompson
Prometheus Books, Dec 31, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 465 pages
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Controlling Technology brings together widely conflicting views concerning the nature of modern technology as it relates to the quality of everyday life and to the larger problem of human survival on this planet. The thesis that technology has indeed become autonomous is contrasted with the position that, by its very nature, technology can only exist under human control. Thirty-four insightful essays are divided into eight parts, each with its own introduction summarizing the chapters and placing them in their appropriate contexts.

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This anthology of previously published articles and book excerpts seeks to review conflicting views on the "mixed blessing'' of modern technology. Editor Thompson writes, "technologies are not ... Read full review

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Preface
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Introduction
17
Introduction
37
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