Living with the Genie by Alan P. Lightman
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Living with the Genie
By Alan P. Lightman

Living with the Genie

Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery New edition

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Living with the Genie by Alan P. Lightman

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Biotechnology, Cloning, Robotics, Nanotechnology...Through our technologies, we have sought to free ourselves from the shackles of nature and become its master. Yet science and technology continually transform our experience and society in ways that often seem to be beyond control. Today different areas of research and innovation are advancing synergistically and multiplying the rate and magnitude of technological change with consequences that no one can predict. Living with the Genie explores the origins, nature, and meaning of such change and our capacity to govern it. As the power of technology continues to accelerate, who, this book asks, will be the master of whom?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559635745
ISBN-10: 1559635746
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Best American Science Writing by Alan P. Lightman Best American Science Writing, Paperback (November 2005)

A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview.

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Author Biography - Alan P. Lightman

Alan Lightman, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a physicist and novelist. His books include Einstein's Dreams, The Diagnosis, and Reunion. Daniel Sarewitz was founding director of Columbia University's Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, and is author of Frontiers of Illusion. Christina Desser directs the Funder's Working Group on Emerging Technologies, an association of foundations concerned about the environmental, cultural, and political implications of new technology.

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