Innovation And Its Enemies Why People Resist New Technologies

Author: Calestous Juma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190467037
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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.

Innovation And Its Enemies

Author: Calestous Juma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190467037
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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.

Innovation And Its Enemies

Author: Calestous Juma
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190467036
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This is just one of many areas where exponential advances in technology signal both hope and fear, leading to public controversy.

Control

Author: Daniel Suarez
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644525315
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«Mit diesem Buch wird der Autor vermutlich die Lücke ausfüllen, die von Tom Clancy und Michael Crichton hinterlassen wurde.» (Wall Street Journal) 1969 eroberte der Mensch den Mond.

Power

Author: Robert Greene
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Robert Greene hat eine ungewöhnliche, provozierende Enzyklopädie verfaßt und alle Spielregeln der Macht zusammengestellt, die immer und überall gelten.

Top

Author: Karl Anders Ericsson
Publisher: Pattloch eBook
ISBN: 3629320988
Size: 32.71 MB
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K. Anders Ericsson ist der Begründer des bewussten Lernens, und dieses Buch ist die Summe seiner wissenschaftlichen Arbeit für ein breites Publikum.

Blattgefl Ster

Author: Hope Jahren
Publisher: Ludwig
ISBN: 3641114381
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Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt.

Das Gen

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104033277
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Als Siddhartha Mukherjee seinen Bestseller ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹ beendet hatte, machte er sich auf eine Reise in die indische Heimat.

Ego

Author: Frank Schirrmacher
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641105846
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Frank Schirrmacher zeichnet in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch die Spur eines monströsen Doppelgängers nach und macht klar, dass die Konsequenzen seines Spiels das Ende der Demokratie sein könnte, wie wir sie heute kennen.

Dieses Mal Ist Alles Anders

Author: Carmen Reinhart
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862484394
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Dieses Mal ist alles anders, dieses Mal kann es gar nicht so schlimm werden wie beim letzten Mal.