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
Book DescriptionBiotechnology, 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 DetailsISBN: 9781559635745
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan P. Lightman
Accidental Universe, Hardback (November 2013)
Explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. This title offers a collection of essays that shows us our own universe from a series of diverse perspectives.
Einstein's Dreams, Paperback (May 2012)
A modern classic, Einstein's Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein.
Mr g, Hardback (May 2012)
A stunningly imaginative work that celebrates the tragic and joyous nature of existence on the grandest possible scale.
Best American Science Writing, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Alan P. Lightman
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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