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Technology and the Future [Paperback]

Albert H. Teich

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Jan. 13 2012 1111828547 978-1111828547 12
This diverse collection of readings by technology enthusiasts and critics introduces you to different philosophical approaches regarding the impact of technology, as well as specific technologies to give you a complete overview of technology today.

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"...In analyzing the essays in the Teich text, my students develop the skill of argument analysis."

" I like the organization of the table of contents by topics. It made it extremely easy for me to scan the titles to see which would fulfill course objectives."

About the Author

Albert H. Teich has been Director of Science and Policy Programs at the venerable American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1990 and has held positions at George Washington University, the State University of New York, and Syracuse University. He currently chairs the Advisory Board of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, serves on advisory boards at Columbia University and the Loka Institute, and is Codirector of the new Center for Innovation Policy Research and Education in Budapest. A widely quoted, well-known author and speaker on science and technology policy, Dr. Teich is an advisory board member for several scientific journals and a consultant to various companies and organizations. Dr. Teich holds a BS in physics and a PhD in political science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Amazon.com: 2.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good discussion book for college classes. Too expensive April 28 2013
By A. Bucy - Published on Amazon.com
I have used various editions of this text in a course I teach called Technology and the Challenges of Humanity. While I see the value of having all the material easily presented for students in one text, the cost is ridiculous considering how much more, better, sources are available open source. I continue to search for the essays contained herein and others available open source or via our library to decrease the cost students have for textbooks that outdate quickly. Considering the topic of this text, having more online resources and even free access would make sense. The editor does a good job introducing each section and essay. I would like to see more support materials and a decreased cost. Students buy books twice this size for less money.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very well written essays. Some good, some not so good. Nov. 26 2012
By Iree - Published on Amazon.com
I haven't bought the book myself, but my Physics teacher let me borrow it.

The essays go back and forth how society and technology affect each other. Essays cover almost everything from philosophy, to technology, to politics written by both critics and enthusiasts that really try to write for students, and they do so well.

I gave it a three because at many times it can be quite interesting, many essays are extremely boring and make you want to just put it down.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry if you have to use this book... July 24 2014
By SoBeRyGuy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This underwhelming text book could also be described as: less-awesome, not great, & sadness inducing...
I gave it 2 stars because it didn't make me want to quit school altogether...

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