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Science, Technology and the Human Prospect
Proceedings of the Edison Centennial Symposium
1st Edition - January 1, 1980
Editors: Chauncey Starr, Philip C. Ritterbush
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Science, Technology and the Human Prospect contains the proceedings of the Edison Centennial Symposium. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the 10 essays… Read more
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Science, Technology and the Human Prospect contains the proceedings of the Edison Centennial Symposium. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the 10 essays commissioned from scholars and persons richly experienced in the management of technology. Part I explores the costs and benefits of technology. Part II addresses the adaption of the institutional frame of technology. The last part discusses the human needs and future of invention.
Foreword—Observing the Centennial of Light
Introduction—The Growth of Limits
Part I: Judging the Costs and Benefits of Technology
1. Phases of Creativity in Science and Technology
2. Science, Technology, and Economic Growth
3. Science and Technology in Global Development
4. Energy and Civilization
5. The Human Factor
Part II: Adapting the Institutional Frame of Technology
6. Two Kinds of Light from Science
7. Technology and Socioeconomic Innovation
8. Public Reactions to Science and Technology: the Wizard Faces Social Judgment
9. Industry and Energy: Moral Dimensions of the Tasks