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Title Living with the Genie : essays on technology and the quest for human mastery / edited by Alan Lightman, Daniel Sarewitz, Christina Desser

Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 347 pages)
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Contents Literary devices / Richard Powers -- The origin of the genie / Kathy Schick, Nicholas Toth -- Promise and peril / Ray Kurzweil -- Small is powerful / Daniel Sarewitz, Edward Woodhouse -- Your breath is your worst enemy / D. Michelle Addington -- Changing conceptions / Lori B. Andrews -- Technology and death / Richard Rhodes -- Confined to your legs / Gregor Wolbring -- Progress and violence / Shiv Visvanathan -- Science and happiness / Daniel Sarewitz -- What kinds of science should be done? / Philip Kitcher -- The Humpty Dumpty problem / Mitchell Kapor -- Who owns your dinner? / Carl-Gustaf Thornström -- Blowback in genetic engineering / Mark Schapiro -- Only connect / Christina Desser -- The world is too much with me / Alan Lightman
Summary "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 and multiplying the rate and magnitude of technological and societal change. As the power of technology continues to accelerate, who will be the master of whom?" "In Living with the Genie, leading writers and thinkers come together to confront this question from many perspectives, through provocative essays that open the door to a new dialogue on how technology may be changing what it means to be human, in ways we scarcely comprehend"--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1417543876 (electronic bk.)
1559634197 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
1610910923
9781417543878 (electronic bk.)
9781559634199 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9781610910927