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The techno-human condition [electronic resource] / Braden R. Allenby, Daniel Sarewitz.

By: Allenby, Braden R.
Contributor(s): Sarewitz, Daniel R.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xi, 222 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780262295666 (electronic bk.); 0262295660 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Technology -- Social aspects | Human evolution | Biotechnology | Artificial Intelligence | Attitude to Computers | User-Computer Interface | SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Social AspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Techno-human condition.DDC classification: 303.48/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue: what a long, transhuman trip it has already been -- In the cause-and-effect zone -- Level I and II technology : effectiveness, progress, and complexity -- Level III technology : radical contingency in earth systems -- Individuality and incomprehensibility -- Complexity, coherence, contingency -- Killer apps -- In front of our nose.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-216) and index.

Prologue: what a long, transhuman trip it has already been -- In the cause-and-effect zone -- Level I and II technology : effectiveness, progress, and complexity -- Level III technology : radical contingency in earth systems -- Individuality and incomprehensibility -- Complexity, coherence, contingency -- Killer apps -- In front of our nose.

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