ISBN 9780130206817,Social Issues in Technology: A Format for Investigation

Social Issues in Technology: A Format for Investigation


Prentice Hall

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ISBN 9780130206817

Prentice Hall

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780130206817

ISBN-10 0130206814


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 291 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Finely-focused on the technology-society connection, this unique primer outlines the methods and theories available for exploring the effects of technology on our lives--past, present, and future. It is designed to give investigators the necessary intellectual tools to begin their own research into the field. The nature of technology; the process of developing technology; the critical link between creativity and innovation; economics and cultural impetus; the cause and effect of technology and society; modeling, simulations, and gaming; the universal laws of systems behavior; diversity, randomness, and systemic integrity; Catastrophe Theory; and the systemic models (General Categorical Model, the PERSIA Concept, and the Anthropological Model). For researchers interested in the technology-society connection.