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general or any single technology has over human affairs, it is therefore necessary
to consider not only the technology and its presumed 'imperatives,' but also the
Author: Lisa Rosner
The term "technological fix" should mean a fix provided by technology--a solution for all of our problems, from medicine and food production to the environment and business. Instead, technological fix has come to mean a cheap, quick fix using inappropriate technology that usually creates more problems than it solves. This collection sets out the distinction between a technological fix and a true technological solution. Bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines, the essays trace the technological fix as it has appeared throughout the twentieth century. Addressing such "fixes" as artificial hearts, industrial agriculture and climate engineering, these essays examine our need to turn to technology for solutions to all of our problems.
Techno-Fix shows that negative unintended consequences of science and technology are inherently unavoidable and predictable, techno-optimism is completely unjustified, and modern technology, in the presence of continued economic growth, ...
Author: Michael Huesemann
Publisher: New Society Publishers
A powerful and insightful critique of modern techno-optimism
Feminism and the technological fix The quantum leaps in technology in the
twentieth century have provoked a profound shift in the way we think about our
bodies . Genetic engineering , reproductive technology , the advent of virtual
reality , all ...
Author: Carol A. Stabile
Category: Feminist theory.
The quantum leaps in technology in the twentieth century have provoked a profound shift in the way we think about our bodies. Genetic engineering, reproductive technology, the advent of virtual reality all fundamentally affect basic categories of 'self' and 'gender'. The future can look bright or apocalyptic, depending on where you stand - and, crucially, who is selling that vision to you. Carol A. Stabile argues that the two traditional responses of technophobia or technomania are simply inadequate for the choices facing us today. She charts the development of these two responses across a wide cultural terrain: from ecofeminism's uncritical celebration of women and nature to foetal imaging, struggles over women and the military, and the advent of cyborg politics.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Intergovernmental RelationsPublish On: 1967
Can we identify Quick Technological Fixes for profound and almost infinitely
complicated social problems , " fixes ” that are within the grasp of modern
technology , and which would either eliminate the original social problem without
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations
things depend on each other, and what technologies and activities need to be
adopted in tandem? The large trends in these groundbreaking approaches—as
well as the things that stand in their way—form the subjects of this article. It is not
Author: Andy Oram
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
New information technologies (IT) hold the promise of better health in a world increasingly coping with chronic illness. The miniaturization of ever-more powerful sensing devices, along with the collection, analysis, and sharing of data, support activities in homes and clinics that let patients have a greater role in their own health care. This article takes you on a tour of specific technologies, tools, and trends to help you understand what’s been accomplished, what’s feasible in the near future, and why some technologies seem to languish despite their apparent advantages. You’ll also discover how these groundbreaking approaches can help lower the enormous health care costs in the US. Learn how devices and sensors are transforming medical equipment and helping self-monitoring go mainstream Understand how data is gathered, stored, and analyzed, as well as the role shared data plays in clinical research Explore the way IT helps medical teams coordinate, and how "telehealth" enables better patient treatment at home Learn how health IT helps empower patients by providing more transparency in the system Examine the standards in data storage and electronic health records, and weaknesses that need to be addressed in current systems
To Save Everything, Click Here, the new book by the acclaimed author of The Net Delusion, Evgeny Morozov, is a penetrating look at the shape of society in the digital age, of the direction in which the 21st Century may take us, and of the ...
Author: Evgeny Morozov
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Technology & Engineering
To Save Everything, Click Here, the new book by the acclaimed author of The Net Delusion, Evgeny Morozov, is a penetrating look at the shape of society in the digital age, of the direction in which the 21st Century may take us, and of the alternate paths we can still choose Our society is at a crossroads. Smart technology is transforming our world, making many aspects of our lives more convenient, efficient and - in some cases - fun. Better and cheaper sensors can now be embedded in almost everything, and technologies can log the products we buy and the way we use them. But, argues Evgeny Morozov, technology is having a more profound effect on us: it is changing the way we understand human society. In the very near future, technological systems will allow us to make large-scale and sophisticated interventions into many more areas of public life. These are the discourses by which we have always defined our civilisation: politics, culture, public debate, morality, humanism. But how will these discourses be affected when we delegate much of the responsibility for them to technology? The temptation of the digital age is to fix everything - from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity - by digitally quantifying, tracking, or gamifiying behaviour. Yet when we change the motivations for our moral, ethical and civic behaviour, do we also change the very nature of that behaviour? Technology, Morozov proposes, can be a force for improvement - but only if we abandon the idea that it is necessarily revolutionary and instead genuinely interrogate why and how we are using it. From urging us to drop outdated ideas of the internet to showing how to design more humane and democratic technological solutions, To Save Everything, Click Here is about why we should always question the way we use technology. 'A devastating exposé of cyber-utopianism by the world's most far-seeing Internet guru' John Gray, author of Straw Dogs 'Evgeny Morozov is the most challenging - and best-informed - critic of the Techno-Utopianism surrounding the Internet. If you've ever had the niggling feeling, as you spoon down your google, that there's no such thing as a free lunch, Morozov's book will tell you how you might end up paying for it' Brian Eno 'This hard-hitting book argues people have become enslaved to the machines they use to communicate. It is incisive and beautifully written; whether you agree with Morozov or not, he will make you think hard' Richard Sennett, author of Together Praise for The Net Delusion: 'Gleefully iconoclastic . . . not just unfailingly readable: it is also a provocative, enlightening and welcome riposte to the cyberutopian worldview' Economist 'A passionate and heavily researched account of the case against the cyberutopians . . . only by becoming "cyberrealists" can we hope to make humane and effective policy' Bryan Appleyard, New Statesman 'Piercing . . . convincing . . . timely' Financial Times Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (which was the winner of the 2012 Goldsmith Book Prize) and a contributing editor for The New Republic. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, a Scwhartz fellow at the New America Foundation, a Yahoo fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown, and a fellow at the Open Society Foundations. His monthly column on technology comes out in Slate, Corriere della Sera, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and several other newspapers. He's also written for the New York Times, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the London Review of Books.
Held at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, April 5th, 6th and
7th, 1967; Sponsored by the Ministry of Technology. A Hi - Fix chain normally
comprises three small mobile stations such as that shown in Fig . 2 . For a given ...
The ten technologies, implemented and supported as a portfolio, possess the
capacity to tackle climate change. Few of them can yet match conventional
energy sources in terms of cost, even at today's elevated prices of oil, coal and
Author: Chris Goodall
Publisher: Profile Books
Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we actually achieve that? Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world will only avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs.In this fascinating book, Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising. Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, while charcoal made from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilizers. Cutting-edge and accessible, this is popular science at its most crucial.
This is business as usual and would result in more than a doubling in our total
energy consumption by the year 2000 . Freeman's second scenario is what he
calls the " technological fix . " This was developed by applying economically
The impact of these changes, stimulated by bio-medical innovations, is felt
everywhere. Technology provokes social change, causing alterations in every
part of society, changing the segments of social structure, the laws and polity, the
Author: David L. Ellison
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Category: Business & Economics
The author examines the human dimensions of genetic intervention, computer diagnosis, and the artificial kidney. Using case examples, he illustrates the consequences of using these devices for patients, care-givers, and communities. The author takes particular interest in the value questions these innovations raise.
It is sometimes said that the anxiety of the navigator is proportional to the size of
the fix triangle . The Fix Cycle in Sea and Anchor Detail When the ship is
operating in restricted waters , the work of the fix cycle is distributed across a
team of six ...
Technological. Fix. It seems like ages, although it's been only a few short
decades, since Alvin Weinberg posed the ... Can we identify Quick Technological Fixes for profound and almost infinitely complicated social problems, 'fixes' that
Author: Tarleton Gillespie
Publisher: MIT Press
How the shift toward "technical copy protection" in the battle over digital copyright depends on changing political and commercial alignments that are profoundly shaping the future of cultural expression in a digital age. While the public and the media have been distracted by the story of Napster, warnings about the evils of "piracy," and lawsuits by the recording and film industries, the enforcement of copyright law in the digital world has quietly shifted from regulating copying to regulating the design of technology. Lawmakers and commercial interests are pursuing what might be called a technical fix: instead of specifying what can and cannot be done legally with a copyrighted work, this new approach calls for the strategic use of encryption technologies to build standards of copyright directly into digital devices so that some uses are possible and others rendered impossible. In Wired Shut, Tarleton Gillespie examines this shift to "technical copy protection" and its profound political, economic, and cultural implications. Gillespie reveals that the real story is not the technological controls themselves but the political, economic, and cultural arrangements being put in place to make them work. He shows that this approach to digital copyright depends on new kinds of alliances among content and technology industries, legislators, regulators, and the courts, and is changing the relationship between law and technology in the process. The film and music industries, he claims, are deploying copyright in order to funnel digital culture into increasingly commercial patterns that threaten to undermine the democratic potential of a network society. In this broad context, Gillespie examines three recent controversies over digital copyright: the failed effort to develop copy protection for portable music players with the Strategic Digital Music Initiative (SDMI); the encryption system used in DVDs, and the film industry's legal response to the tools that challenged them; and the attempt by the FCC to mandate the "broadcast flag" copy protection system for digital television. In each, he argues that whether or not such technical constraints ever succeed, the political alignments required will profoundly shape the future of cultural expression in a digital age.
In short , CTA would have a technological fix . But our analytical project suggests
that technological fixes are always more complex than they first appear . Using a technological fix to solve a social problem appears attractive when inserting that
Author: Arie Rip
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Category: Technological innovations
"A fateful conceptual gap separates the policy makers and managers charged with promoting technology, and the risk and technology assessors responsible for controlling it. This hampers the effective use of many new technologies, and prevents the development of others. The strategy of constructive technology assessment (CTA) addresses this gap through facilitating societal learning processes, and proposing a shared responsibility for the promotion and control of new technologies." "Combining analysis of both cases and concepts, Managing Technology in Society confronts the underdevelopment of innovative potential for achieving goals of wealth, sustainability and safety. Factors that block change, as well as conditions for successful learning are identified in a wide-ranging selection of cases that encompass biotechnology, clean technologies, information and medical technologies. The contributors build on the convergence of recent theories on technical change within economics, sociology and the history of technology, to offer suggestions for CTA action, and so create a new paradigm of managing technology in society."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
is possible to use a technological fix that disables future offending ( a technology
that removes the previous obey or pay option ) by that particular individual , it
surely makes sense to use it . At that stage , the disabled party has had his
Author: Roger Brownsword
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This title provides panoramic commentary on the dynamics of regulation in the face of the last century's technological revolutions. It examines how rapid technological change has transformed the relationship between regulators and wider society.
And that was regardless of population, standard of living, or other factors. . .
including technology. In the framework of Garrett's theorem, any regulatory or
technical fix—for global warming in particular—that increases energy efficiency
It was only within the last decade — some would say the last five years — that the
centuryold myth of open - ended technological advancement was laid to rest . The " Technological Fix ” died a death of some irony — its own adherents just ...
But what might be called specific or single system utopianism still abounds in
various beliefs in the technological fix . The top candidates for technological fix
utopianism in recent times have been the " fundamentalists " of artificial
Author: Don Ihde
Publisher: Philosophy of Technology
" . . . Dr. Ihde brings an enlightening and deeply humanistic perspective to major technological developments, both past and present." --Science Books & Films "Don Ihde is a pleasure to read. . . . The material is full of nice suggestions and details, empirical materials, fun variations which engage the reader in the work . . . the overall points almost sneak up on you, they are so gently and gradually offered." --John Compton "A sophisticated celebration of cultural diversity and of its enabling technologies. . . . perhaps the best single volume relating the philosophical tradition to the broad issues raised by contemporary technologies." --Choice " . . . important and challenging . . . " --Review of Metaphysics " . . . a range of rich historical, cultural, philosophical, and psychological insights, woven together in an intriguing and clear exposition . . . The book is really a pleasure to read, for its style, immense learning and sanity." --Teaching Philosophy The role of tools and instruments in our relation to the earth and the ways in which technologies are culturally embedded provide the foci of this thought-provoking book.