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The social significance of telematics [electronic resource] : an essay on the information society / Lars Qvortrup ; translated by Philip Edmonds.

By: Qvortrup, Lars.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pragmatics & beyond: V:7.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1984Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 228 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027280008 (electronic bk.); 9027280002 (electronic bk.).Other title: Telematics.Subject(s): Communication -- Technological innovations | Communication -- Social aspects | Information society | Telematics | Telecommunicatie | Informatiesystemen | Sociale aspecten | Communication -- Aspect social | Nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication | REFERENCE / Questions & AnswersGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 001.51 Other classification: 71.41 | 05.30 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TELEMATICS An Essay on the Information Society; Editorial page; Titale page; Copyright page; Table of contents; AUTHOR'S PREFACE; TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE; List of technical abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1. THE TECHNICALITIES OF TELEMATICS; 2. THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TELEMATICS; 2.1. The Significance of Technology; 2.2. Technology: The Study of Human Ingenuity in the Pursuit of Chosen Goals; 2.3. Society's Generation of Alternatives; 2.4. The Future is Very Present; 2.5. Technology as Anticipation: Taking Arms against Pure Objectivity
Summary: The assumption underlying this book is that we are facing a societal transformation, a "silent revolution" in fact, with consequences at least as far reaching as those of the Industrial Revolution. The author of this book wants to intervene in the current discussion about this revolution, a discussion which is normally colored by a resigned determinism maintaining that the transformation will come about all by itself as an automatic consequence of the development of technology. As opposed to this, the author wants to politicize the debate by insisting on the fact that this silent revolution is.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-228).

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THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TELEMATICS An Essay on the Information Society; Editorial page; Titale page; Copyright page; Table of contents; AUTHOR'S PREFACE; TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE; List of technical abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1. THE TECHNICALITIES OF TELEMATICS; 2. THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TELEMATICS; 2.1. The Significance of Technology; 2.2. Technology: The Study of Human Ingenuity in the Pursuit of Chosen Goals; 2.3. Society's Generation of Alternatives; 2.4. The Future is Very Present; 2.5. Technology as Anticipation: Taking Arms against Pure Objectivity

The assumption underlying this book is that we are facing a societal transformation, a "silent revolution" in fact, with consequences at least as far reaching as those of the Industrial Revolution. The author of this book wants to intervene in the current discussion about this revolution, a discussion which is normally colored by a resigned determinism maintaining that the transformation will come about all by itself as an automatic consequence of the development of technology. As opposed to this, the author wants to politicize the debate by insisting on the fact that this silent revolution is.

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