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The Dark Side of Technology

The Dark Side of Technology

Author: Peter Townsend

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192507785

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The Dark Side of Technology is intended as a powerful wake-up call to the potential dangers that could, in the near future, destroy our current advanced civilizations. The author examines how fragile our dependence on electronic communications, information storage, and satellites is, as vulnerability increases in an age of raising security concerns. This weakness is evident from the exponential rise in cyber-crime and terrorism. Satellites are crucial to modern-day living, but they can be destroyed by energetic space debris or damaged by solar emissions. Destruction of data, communications, and electrical power grids would bring disaster to advanced nations. Such events could dramatically change our social and economic landscapes within the next 10-20 years. New technology equally impacts employment, agriculture, biology, medicine, transport, languages, and our social well-being. This book explores both the good and the bad aspects of technological advances, in order to raise awareness and promote caution. Technology may be impressive, but we need to be mindful of potential negative future effects. We ought to seriously consider the long term consequences of an increasing failure to pursue healthy life styles, use of ineffective antibiotics, genetic mutations, and the destruction of food supplies and natural resources. The diverse topics covered aims to show why we must act now to plan for both the predictable downsides of technology, and also develop contingency plans for potential major catastrophes, including natural events where we cannot define accurate time scales.

The Dark Side of Technological Innovation

The Dark Side of Technological Innovation

Author: Bing Ran

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623960636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

View: 238

Managing technological innovations and related policy and strategy issues have been a central focus of the new millennium. This book series presents an interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue on the management of innovation and technological change in a global context from a variety of perspectives, including strategic, managerial, behavioral, and policy issues. Papers selected in this volume have four prominent themes: the wide spread interests and the global application of the technological innovation; the practicality of the research on technological innovation implementation to foster success and financial growth; the socio-technical challenges behind innovation and creativity that might outweigh the benefits; and the new principles/practices/perspectives on our understanding of the technological innovation. Contributed by prominent scholars and practitioners from around the world in innovation, management and policy area, this book will become a very useful read for anyone who is interested in learning the most contemporary perspectives on the subject.

The Dark Side of Technology

The Dark Side of Technology

Author: Peter Townsend

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192507792

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 984

The Dark Side of Technology is intended as a powerful wake-up call to the potential dangers that could, in the near future, destroy our current advanced civilizations. The author examines how fragile our dependence on electronic communications, information storage, and satellites is, as vulnerability increases in an age of raising security concerns. This weakness is evident from the exponential rise in cyber-crime and terrorism. Satellites are crucial to modern-day living, but they can be destroyed by energetic space debris or damaged by solar emissions. Destruction of data, communications, and electrical power grids would bring disaster to advanced nations. Such events could dramatically change our social and economic landscapes within the next 10-20 years. New technology equally impacts employment, agriculture, biology, medicine, transport, languages, and our social well-being. This book explores both the good and the bad aspects of technological advances, in order to raise awareness and promote caution. Technology may be impressive, but we need to be mindful of potential negative future effects. We ought to seriously consider the long term consequences of an increasing failure to pursue healthy life styles, use of ineffective antibiotics, genetic mutations, and the destruction of food supplies and natural resources. The diverse topics covered aims to show why we must act now to plan for both the predictable downsides of technology, and also develop contingency plans for potential major catastrophes, including natural events where we cannot define accurate time scales.

The Dark Side of Media and Technology

The Dark Side of Media and Technology

Author: Edward Downs

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1433149001

Category: Information technology

Page: 324

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The Dark Side of Media and Technology: A 21st Century Guide to Media and Technological Literacy is Herculean in its effort to survey for landmines in a rapidly changing media landscape. The book identifies four dark outcomes related to media and technology use in the 21st century, and balances the dark side with four points of light that are the keys to taking ownership of a media- and technology-saturated world. The text contains an impressive list of multi-disciplinary experts and cutting-edge researchers who approach 25 separate dark side issues with concise, highly readable chapters, replete with unique recommendations for navigating our mediated present and future. The Dark Side of Media and Technology is grounded in theory and current research, but possesses an appeal similar to a page-turning dystopian novel; as a result, this volume should be of interest to scholars, students, and curious lay-readers alike. It should be the "go-to" text for anyone who is interested in learning what the research says about how we use media and technology, as well as how media and technology use us.

The Dark Side of Valuation

The Dark Side of Valuation

Author: Aswath Damodaran

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 013040652X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 895

Concurrent with the rise of technology companies, particularly dot.coms. there has been a disquiet among investors. Just what is their worth? How do you assess them as an investor? This book, by Damodaran, who is considered the world's leading authority on valuation, answers these questions and more.

Technological Change

Technological Change

Author: Clotilde Coron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781786304377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 444

Technological change is exciting as much as it is daunting. The arrival of new digital tools affects consumption patterns, types of employment and working conditions, and can pose challenges to organizations and individuals alike. Indeed, although technological change is a factor for economic growth, it can also be an amplifier, or even a catalyst, of inequality. It is also a social change and interacts in complex ways: technology is both the source and the consequence of social transformation. To understand technological change and to harness its effects, this book studies transformations at different levels (societal, organizational and individual). In its analysis of the subject, it also draws on a number of disciplines of the human and social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and psychology.

Augmented Cognition. Human Cognition and Behavior

Augmented Cognition. Human Cognition and Behavior

Author: Dylan D. Schmorrow

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030504397

Category: Computers

Page: 481

View: 139

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 14th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, in July 2020. The conference was planned to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to change to a virtual conference mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a total of 6326 submissions, a total of 1439 papers and 238 posters has been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings. The 21 papers presented in this volume were organized in topical sections as follows: cognitive modeling, perception, emotion and interaction; electroencephalography and BCI; and AI and augmented cognition.

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

Author: Angeline Close Scheinbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351683814

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 133

The Dark Side of Social Media takes a consumer psychology perspective to online consumer behavior in the context of social media, focusing on concerns for consumers, organizations, and brands. Using the concepts of digital drama and digital over-engagement, established as well as emerging scholars in marketing, advertising, and communications present research on some unintended consequences of social media including body shaming, online fraud, cyberbullying, online brand protests, social media addiction, privacy, and revenge pornography. It is a must-read for scholars, practitioners, and students interested in consumer psychology, consumer behavior, social media, advertising, marketing, sociology, science and technology management, public relations, and communication.

Philosophy of Technology

Philosophy of Technology

Author: Robert C. Scharff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118722725

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 351

The new edition of this authoritative introduction to thephilosophy of technology includes recent developments in thesubject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection ofseminal contributions and its much-admired editorialcommentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy oftechnology available Includes editors’ insightful section introductions andcritical summaries for each selection Revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in thefield Combines difficult to find seminal essays with a judiciousselection of contemporary material Examines the relationship between technology and theunderstanding of the nature of science that underlies technologystudies

Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise Transformation

Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise Transformation

Author: Wadhwa, Manish

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466664746

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 539

Technical advancements are an important part of modern society, but particularly important in the business world. The success or failure of business operations can be affected by the technical operations working within it. Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise Transformation addresses the crucial relationship between a business and its technical implementations, and how current innovations are changing how the industry operates. Highlighting current theoretical frameworks, novel empirical research discoveries, and fundamental literature surveys, this book is an essential reference source for academicians, professionals, and researchers who are interested in the latest technical insights within the business field.

The Dark Side of Software Engineering

The Dark Side of Software Engineering

Author: Johann Rost

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470922873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 446

Betrayal! Corruption! Software engineering? Industry experts Johann Rost and Robert L. Glass explore the seamy underbelly of software engineering in this timely report on and analysis of the prevalance of subversion, lying, hacking, and espionage on every level of software project management. Based on the authors' original research and augmented by frank discussion and insights from other well-respected figures, The Dark Side of Software Engineering goes where other management studies fear to tread -- a corporate environment where schedules are fabricated, trust is betrayed, millions of dollars are lost, and there is a serious need for the kind of corrective action that this book ultimately proposes.

Emotional and Cognitive Overload

Emotional and Cognitive Overload

Author: Anne-Françoise Rutkowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351682480

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 357

We live in a world of limitless information. At both home and at work, an endless range of devices and IT systems place demands upon our attention that human beings have never experienced before, but are our brains capable of processing it all? In this important new book, the idea of brain overload is defined and explored, from its impact on our decision-making and memory, to how we may cope with the resultant ‘technostress’. Supported by case studies and also exploring the idea of ‘IT addiction’, the book concludes by asking how IT processes may support rather than hinder our cognitive functioning. This is essential reading for anyone interested in how we function in the digital age.