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Society and Technological Change

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Part 1 Defining Technology.- 1. The Nature of Technology.- 2. Winners and Losers: The Differential Effects of Technological Change.- Part Two The Process of Technological Change.- 3. The Sources of Technological Change.- 4. Scientific Knowledge and Technological Advance.- 5. The Diffusion of Technology.- Part Three How Technology Affects the Health of the Earth and Its Inhabitants.- 6. Technology, Energy, and the Environment.- 7. Medical Technologies.- 8. Genetic Technologies.- Part Four Technology and the Transformation of Work.- 9. Work in Nonindustrial Societies.- 10. Technology and Jobs: More of One and Less of the Other?.- 11. Technological Change and Life on the Job.- Part Five Communication.- 12. Printing.- 13. The Electronic Media: From the Telegraph to Television.- 14. The Internet Age .- Part Six The Tools of Destruction.- 15. Weapons and Their Consequences.- 16. The Era of Smart Weapons*.- 17. How New Weapons Emerge-And How They May Be Contained.- Part Seven The Shaping and Control of Technology.- 18. Technology and Its Creators: Who's in Charge of Whom?.- 19. Organizations and Technological Change.- 20. Governing Technology.

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