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The dark side of technology, Peter Townsend

Label
The dark side of technology
Title
The dark side of technology
Statement of responsibility
Peter Townsend
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, P. D.
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • T14.5
  • T14.5
LC item number
  • .T696 2016
  • .T69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
  • Technological innovations
Label
The dark side of technology, Peter Townsend
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123472194
  • 31223123472202
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Have we the knowledge, willpower, and determination to survive? -- Technology and survival : are they compatible? -- Natural disasters and civilization -- Good technologies with bad side effects -- From trains to transistors -- Food, survival, and resources -- The 'Silent Spring' revisited -- Medicine : expectations and reality -- Knowledge loss from changing language -- Decay of materials and information loss from technology -- Technology, the new frontier for crime and terror -- Technology-driven social isolation -- Consumerism and obsolescence -- Rejection of knowledge and information -- Hindsight, foresight, radical suggestions, and a grain of hope
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9780198790532
Lccn
2016939460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968796813
Label
The dark side of technology, Peter Townsend
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123472194
  • 31223123472202
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Have we the knowledge, willpower, and determination to survive? -- Technology and survival : are they compatible? -- Natural disasters and civilization -- Good technologies with bad side effects -- From trains to transistors -- Food, survival, and resources -- The 'Silent Spring' revisited -- Medicine : expectations and reality -- Knowledge loss from changing language -- Decay of materials and information loss from technology -- Technology, the new frontier for crime and terror -- Technology-driven social isolation -- Consumerism and obsolescence -- Rejection of knowledge and information -- Hindsight, foresight, radical suggestions, and a grain of hope
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9780198790532
Lccn
2016939460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968796813

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