DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


πŸ“™ Innovation and its enemies : why people resist new technologies by Juma, Calestous β€” free pdf


The rise of artificial intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate regarding the impact of technology on employment. This is just one of many areas where exponential advances in technology signal both hope and fear, leading to public controversy. This book shows that many debates over new technologies are framed in the context of risks to moral values, human health, and environmental safety. But it argues that behind these legitimate concerns often lie deeper, but unacknowledged, socioeconomic considerations. Technological tensions are often heightened by perceptions that the benefits of new technologies will accrue only to small sections of society while the risks will be more widely distributed. Similarly, innovations that threaten to alter cultural identities tend to generate intense social concern. As such, societies that exhibit great economic and political inequities are likely to experience heightened technological controversies.

Drawing from nearly 600 years of technology history, Innovation and Its Enemies identifies the tension between the need for innovation and the pressure to maintain continuity, social order, and stability as one of today's biggest policy challenges. It reveals the extent to which modern technological controversies grow out of distrust in public and private institutions. Using detailed case studies of coffee, the printing press, margarine, farm mechanization, electricity, mechanical refrigeration, recorded music, transgenic crops, and transgenic animals, it shows how new technologies emerge, take root, and create new institutional ecologies that favor their establishment in the marketplace. The book uses these lessons from history to contextualize contemporary debates surrounding technologies such as artificial intelligence, online learning, 3D printing, gene editing, robotics, drones, and renewable energy. It ultimately makes the case for shifting greater responsibility to public leaders to work with scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to manage technological change, make associated institutional adjustments, and expand public engagement on scientific and technological matters.


About book:

About file:

  • File size: 2 566 304
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


New Technology @ Work
New Technology @ Work download pdf by Paul Boreham, Paul Thompson, Rachel Parker, Richard Hall

New computer and communications technologies have acted as the catalyst for a revolution in the way goods are produced and services delivered, leading to profound changes in the way work is organized and the way jobs are designed. This important book ex...

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change Series)
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change Series) download pdf by Clayton M. Christensen

"The Innovator's Dilemma" demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market dominance. Drawing on patterns of innovation in ...

Young People, Creativity and New Technologies: The Challenge of Digital Arts
Young People, Creativity and New Technologies: The Challenge of Digital Arts free download by Dr Julian Sefton-Green, Julian Sefton-Green

What is the creative potential of the new technologies? How can computers create new possibilities for artistic and creative work in education? Young People, Creativity and New Technologies describes ways in which ICTs (Information Communication Technolog...

I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted
I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted download pdf by Nick Bilton

Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour?The world, as Nick Biltonβ€”wit...

Managing Innovation, Second Edition: New Technology, New Products, and New Services in a Global Economy
Managing Innovation, Second Edition: New Technology, New Products, and New Services in a Global Economy free download by John E. Ettlie

Managing Innovation: New Technology, New Products, and New Services in a Global Economy, 2nd Edition is devoted to providing a better understanding and better management of all of the causes and consequences of change that have technological implications...

Resistance to New Technology: Nuclear Power, Information Technology and Biotechnology
Resistance to New Technology: Nuclear Power, Information Technology and Biotechnology pdf free by Martin Bauer

This book compares resistance to technology across time, nations and technologies, concentrating on nuclear power, information technology and biotechnology. The focus is on post-1945 Europe, with comparisons made with the United States, Japan and Australi...

Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications: New Technologies
Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications: New Technologies pdf free by Ismail Khalil, Edgar Weippl

We are living in a world of mobile multimedia. The field of mobile computing and multimedia is expanding in an unprecedented pace. Indicators are the rapidly increasing penetration of the smart phones and other mobile devices market around the world, whic...

New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care
New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care free download by Michael Schillmeier, Miquel Domenech

New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care provides the latest practice-oriented qualitative research and innovative conceptual discussions of how health and health care systems are currently dealing with complex transformations and varied reforms. Expl...

Designing Interactive Systems: People, Activities, Contexts, Technologies
Designing Interactive Systems: People, Activities, Contexts, Technologies download pdf by David Benyon, Phil Turner, Susan Turner

Designing Interactive Systems: People, Activities, Contexts, Technologies is an exciting, new, forward-looking textbook in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Authoritative in its coverage, this innovative book takes a top-down approach, starting with what ...