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Technological Choices

Transformation in Material Cultures since the Neolithic (Material Cultures)

by P. Lemonnier

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7490449M
ISBN 100415296447
ISBN 109780415296441

The more subtle effects include debates over long-term effects e. One means for controlling technology is to place responsibility for the harm with the agent causing the harm. User data[ edit ] In a digital world, much of users' personal lives are stored on devices such as computers and smartphones, and we trust the companies we store our lives on to take care of our data. Both deeply informative and immensely entertaining, Yong examines the complex microbial systems in us and around us with fascination and wonder, prompting the reader to consider the invisible yet innate connections between humans and our environment in a different light. Another dimension of technofeminism concerns female involvement in technological development: women's participation in the field of technology has broadened society's understanding of how technology affects the female experience in society.

Developing countries do not have the same opportunities as developed countries to invest in costly large-scale research and expensive research facilities and instrumentation Organizational responsibility and accountability issues Intellectual property issues: When is comes to intellectual property in order to ethically own something it must be represented on a tangible device such as putting a design on paper. But the increase in alternative ways of living also gives rise to more and different types of discrimination. The content is provided for information purposes only. Though many technologies were already focused on ethics, each technology discipline was separated from each other, despite the potential for the information to intertwine and reinforce itself. With the constant evolution of technology, and innovations coming out daily, technoethics is looking to be a rather promising guiding framework for the ethical assessments of new technologies. In addition, because government provides much of the funding for technological research and development, it has a vested interest in certain outcomes.

Accordingly many types of technology developed in advanced nations may not suit the underdeveloped world. There has been a sharp rise in transgender hate crimes in the UK, and even an alleged assault in France linked to transhuman discrimination. Even commonplace genetically modified crops like corn raise questions of the ecological consequences of unintended cross pollinationpotential horizontal gene transferand other unforeseen health concerns for humans and animals. Not to mention the relationships with other countries and the impact on the use or no use of content housed in their countries.


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Technological Choices book

Technology and Choice

Gender reassignment, sexual relations with robots, and the transfer of the mind to digital form are all depicted.

They also can help us to anticipate possible avenues of discrimination. A moral conflict is created between those who believe that copyright protects any unauthorized use of content, and those who maintain Technological Choices book sampling and mash-ups are acceptable musical styles and, though they use portions of copyrighted material, the end result is a new creative piece which is the property of the creator, and not of the original copyright holder.

There are health and environmental concerns associated with the introduction any new GMO, but more importantly this scenario highlights the potential economic impact a new product may have. Although time consuming, this "big picture" approach offers some level of reassurance when considering that any law put in place could drastically alter the way we interact with our technology and thus the direction of work and innovation in the country.

Accordingly, their social, political and economic institutions have great Technological Choices book in adopting the changing technological scenario in the country. Concerted efforts are required to uphold ethical values in advancing new knowledge and tools within societal relations which do not exclude people or limit liberties of some people at the expense of others [27] Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence seems to be the one of the most talked of challenges when it comes ethics.

While developing new techniques, proper consideration be made to the existing cultural, and social environment in the country.

Scarcity of labour results in high wage rate in these countries. Presidential Election of A topic of discussion regarding the ethics of technology is just exactly how much data these companies really need and what they are doing with it.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cir:cirwors New music technology: People see more electronic music today with the new technology able to create it, as well as more advanced recording technology [52] Recent developments[ edit ] Despite the amassing body of scholarly work related to technoethics beginning in the s, only recently has it become institutionalized and recognized as an important interdisciplinary research area and field of study.

The ethical questions that are exacerbated by the ways in which technology extends or curtails the power of individuals—how standard ethical questions are changed by the new powers.

Lab Girl By Hope Jahren This memoir is about scientific and personal discovery, and about what drives human curiosity and passion—in this case, about plants, flowers, seeds, and soil, which Jahren has dedicated her life to studying.

When the new technology reaches the underdeveloped world, it is declared as of vintage variety in the developed countries. While most material waste is re-used in the industrial process, many forms are released into the environment, with negative environmental side effects, such as pollution and lack of sustainability.

Construction and shaping[ edit ] Choice[ edit ] Society also controls technology through the choices it makes. The aspectual component of technological consciousness recognizes that individuals can only be conscious of aspects of an experience, not the whole thing.

For this reason, technology manifests itself in processes that can be shared with others. Gender reassignment, sexual relations with robots, and the transfer of the mind to digital form are all depicted. Other issues to consider: Privacy concerns: location services on cell devices which tell all users where a person is should they decide to turn on this feature, social media, online banking, new capabilities of cellular devices, Wi-fi, etc.

Government can allow more or less legal liability to fall to the organizations or individuals responsible for damages.Jan 01,  · Read "Book Review: Technological Choices for Sustainability, International Journal of Environment and Pollution" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.

Technological literacy prepares individuals to make well-informed choices in their role as consumers. The world is full of products and services that promise to make people’s lives easier, more enjoyable, more efficient, or healthier, and more and more of these products appear every year.

Cold or hot wash: Technological choices, cultural change, and their impact on clothes-washing energy use in China Elizabeth Shove, in her book on Comfort, Cleanliness, Perception of cleanness—cultural norm versus technological outcome.

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Cleanness of washing is a function of many factors including water temperature, length of washing Cited by: How to Make Superior Technological Choices. As our world comes to increasingly rely on new technological solutions to old problems, we experience both positive and negative results.

In his book, Haidt used the analogy of the elephant and the rider to explain how we make decisions. The elephant represents our emotions, and the rider. Dec 18,  · From pioneering inventions to bold scientific and medical advancements, find out more about 11 innovations that changed the course of human history.

Langdon Winner critiques the idea that technological evolution is essentially beyond the control of individuals or society in his book Autonomous Technology. He argues instead that the apparent autonomy of technology is a result of "technological somnambulism," the tendency of people to uncritically and unreflectively embrace and utilize new.