The Resource Living with the genie, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)

Living with the genie, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)

Label
Living with the genie
Title
Living with the genie
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lightman
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Language
eng
Summary
At a time when scientific and technological breakthroughs keep our eyes focused on the latest software upgrades or the newest cell-phone wizardry, a group of today's most innovative thinkers are looking beyond the horizon to explore both the promise and the peril of our technological future. Human ingenuity has granted us a world of unprecedented personal power -- enabling us to communicate instantaneously with anyone anywhere on the globe, to transport ourselves in both real and virtual worlds to distant places with ease, to fill our bellies with engineered commodities once available to only a privileged elite. Through our technologies, we have sought to free ourselves from the shackles of nature and become its master. Yet science and technology continually transform our experience and society in ways that often seem to be beyond our control. Today, different areas of research and innovation are advancing synergistically, multiplying the rate and magnitude of technological and societal change, with consequences that no one can predict. Living with the Genie explores the origins, nature, and meaning of such change, and our capacity to govern it. As the power of technology continues to accelerate, who, this book asks, will be the master of whom?
Summary
Presents essays by contributors from various fields of science, technology, literature, philosophy, and social sciences that look at the struggle between humans and technology
Tone
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265155
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Lightman, Alan
Dewey number
303.483
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1948-
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Technology & Engineering
  • Social Science
Target audience
adult
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essays on technology and the quest for human mastery
Label
Living with the genie, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11447418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781610910927
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11447418
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Living with the genie, Alan Lightman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11447418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781610910927
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11447418
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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