Techno-fix : why technology won't save us or the environment / Michael Huesemann and Joyce Huesemann.

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Series
Other titles
  • Why technology won't save us or the environment.
Published
  • Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers [2011?]
Physical description
1 online resource (xxviii, 435 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 9781550924947
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-381) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents
  • Technology and its limitations. The inherent unavoidability and unpredictability of unintended consequences ; When things bite back : some unintended consequences of modern technology ; Technology, exploitation and fairness ; In search of solutions I : counter-technologies and social fixes ; In search of solutions II : efficiency improvements ; Sustainability or collapse? -- The uncritical acceptance of technology. Technological optimism and belief in progress ; The positive biases of technology assessments and cost-benefit analyses ; Happiness ; The uncritical acceptance of new technologies ; Profit motive : the main driver of technological development -- The next scientific and technological revolution. The need for a different worldview ; The design of environmentally sustainable and socially appropriate technologies ; Critical science and social responsibility.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • A powerful and insightful critique of modern techno-optimism.

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National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB8.213.282/6
Queen's University Belfast: McClay Floor 3 T14.5

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