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- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99
In Hacking Happiness , futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your ?quantified self??your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
If our society is the most technologically sophisticated on Earth, then why can't we protect ourselves from terrorists and other threats to our safety and security? This is the question that frustrates?and scares?all of us today, and the answers have proved maddeningly elusive. Until now. Through dramatic, enlightening, and often entertaining narratives,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00
Are we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce? Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes we are. In this lucid and accessible book,... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 149.00
Explores the widely debated theme of science and democracy across a broad range of technological controversies. This book dispels stereotypes of the detached scientific community versus the uninformed general public. It is suitable for courses in technology and society, political science, and science policy. more...
- Encounter Books 2008; US$ 17.95
We live in an age of unprecedented human mastery -- over birth and death, body and mind, nature and human nature. In every realm of life, science and technology have brought remarkable advances and improvements: we are healthier, wealthier, and more comfortable than ever before. But our gratitude for the benefits of progress increasingly mixes with... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95
George Grant -- philosopher, conservative, Canadian nationalist -- was one of Canada's most significant thinkers and the author of Lament for a Nation. In Technology and Empire, Grant reflects on the extent to which technology has shaped our modern culture. more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95
In six magnificent essays, George Grant reflects on the extent to which technology has shaped the way we live now. Admirers of Grant's English-Speaking Justice will welcome this exploration of the fate of traditional values in modern education, social behaviour, and religion, as well as Grant's penetrating insights into the technology of birth. more...
- Microsoft Press 2011; US$ 19.99
What will we leave behind in this new digital age? As digital technology takes an ever-increasing role in our lives, one question is how we?ll manage our collections after we?re gone. What takes the place of shoeboxes full of pictures and dog-eared record albums? Get an inside look at Microsoft researcher Richard Banks?s thinking about how we might... more...
- St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 16.99
Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers think... more...