The Real World of Technology

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House of Anansi, 1999 - Business & Economics - 209 pages
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In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned Canadian scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes in the bit sphere since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing.
 

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User Review  - Clinton Boyda - Goodreads

Should be a mandatory read for political leaders and technology developers alike! A book of essays, can get a little academic in verbiage but still superb insight into what we need to be mindful about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kendra - Goodreads

It's amazing how a series of lectures from 1989 can provide a useful analytical framework and some thoughts for understanding the problems of now. Read full review

Contents

1
70
Chapter V
91
223
139
Coda 276
176
Notes
181
Index
199
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Ursula M. Franklin is an experimental physicist, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a former board member of the National Research Council and the Science Council of Canada, and a companion of the Order of Canada. She has been awarded honourary degrees by numerous Canadian universities. The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacificism as a Mapwas published in 2006.

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