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A Network Orange

Logic and Responsibility in the Computer Age

Authors: Crandall, Richard, Levich, Marvin

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Computer technology has become a mirror of what we are and a screen on which we project both our hopes and our fears for the way the world is changing. Earlier in this century, particularly in the post-World War II era of unprecedented growth and prosperity, the social contract between citi­ zens and scientists/engineers was epitomized by the line Ronald Reagan promoted as spokesman for General Electric: "Progress is our most impor­ tant product. " In more recent decades, post-Chernobyl, post-Challenger, post-Bhopal, post-Microsoft, the social contract has undergone a transfor­ mation. More people are uncertain, fearful, and downright opposed to the notion that more technology guarantees a better life. What is a "better life"? Who benefits and who loses when new technologies change the way we live, work, learn, and play? Who has a say in the way technologies are designed and deployed? Where are we going, are we sure we want to go there, and who has the power to do anything about itt From the early days of the railroads, into the era of electrification, through the McLuhan age, much of the discourse about technology has been hype, utopianism, and what some historians have called "the rhetoric of the technological sublime. " We have discovered, however, that not all people benefit economically or politically from technological change.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Network Orange
Book Subtitle
Logic and Responsibility in the Computer Age
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2172-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2172-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94647-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7443-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 130
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