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Responsible Technology

Responsible Technology

A Christian Perspective

  • Author: Stephen V. Monsma,Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802801753
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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Responsible Technology, a Mandate for Engineering

Responsible Technology, a Mandate for Engineering

Proceedings

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Engineering
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John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology

John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology

  • Author: Larry A. Hickman
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253207630
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 234
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"... a comprehensive canvass of Dewey's logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, philosophy of history, and social thought."Â —Choice "... a major addition to the recent accumulation of in-depth studies of Dewey." —Journal of Speculative Philosophy "Larry Hickman has done an exemplary job in demonstrating the relevance of John Dewey's philosophy to modern-day discussions of technology."Â —Ethics

Technology and Responsibility

Technology and Responsibility

  • Author: P.T. Durbin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401569401
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 393
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Since it may seem strange for a new series to begin with volume 3, a word of explanation is in order. The series, Philosophy and Technology, inaugurated in this form with this volume, is the official publication of the Society for Philosophy & Technology. Approximately one volume each year is tobe published, alternating between proceedings volumes - taken from contributions to biennial international conferences of the Society - and miscellaneous volumes, with roughly the character of a professional society journal. The forerunners of the series in its present form were two proceedings volumes: Philosophy and Technology (1983), edited by Paul T. Durbin and Friedrich Rapp, and Philosophy and Technology //: Information Technology and Computers in Theory and Practice (1986), edited by Carl Mitcham and Alois Huning - both published (as volumes 80 and 90, respectively) in the series, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. The Society for Philosophy & Technology, now more than ten years old, is devoted to the promotion of philosophical schalarship that deals in one way or another with technology and technological society. "Philosophical scholarship" is interpreted broadly as including contribu tions from any and all perspectives; the one requirement is that the schalarship be sound, and all contributions to the series are subject to rigorous blind refereeing. "Technology," the other half of the philos ophy-and-technology pairing, is also construed broadly.

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level

  • Author: Tan Wee Hin, Leo
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1591404967
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 665
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"This book focuses on issues in literacy and technology at the K-12 level in a holistic manner so that the needs of teachers and researchers can be addressed through the use of state-of-the-art perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

High Tech Trash

High Tech Trash

Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health

  • Author: Elizabeth Grossman
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1597261904
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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Describes the environmental and health issues involved in the disposal of high tech devices.

Sustainable Business and Industry

Sustainable Business and Industry

Designing and Operating for Social and Environmental Responsibility

  • Author: Joseph Jacobsen
  • Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
  • ISBN: 0873898109
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 191
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This book is an introduction to developing and implementing a successful program in the domain of sustainability and social responsibility. The reader is exposed to financially, environmentally, and socially responsible objectives that are supported by strategies and achieved by clear tactics that have measurable outcomes. The reader is introduced to methods of implementing technologies and practices and will also learn how to measure the consequent social and environmental performance for written reports and persuasive presentations. This book also reveals why we should be sustainable by explaining seemingly complex topics in science in a way that requires very little math or science background. The overview also captures how sustainability and social responsibility can be the source of process and product innovation. This book's approach is practical yet scientific. The nine chapters are dedicated to the practice of environmental and social responsibility in ways that achieve financial stability over the long run. As a result, these chapters help us understand not just why businesses need to be more responsible but how businesses can be more successful over the long run. International standards are given full treatment. ISO 26000 is given detailed attention, slightly more than ISO 9000 or ISO 14000, because it melds guidance on both environmental and social responsibility into one general concept of social responsibility. This book also specifies how to use traditional methods such as Six Sigma, lean, and operations research to improve processes, reduce resource use and waste, and make better social and environmental decisions that are based upon data from key financial, social, and environmental performance indicators. Internal and external data sourcing are given full treatment along with basic statistical data management. A recurring theme throughout the book is the integration of traditional methods of continuous improvemen

Technological Transformation

Technological Transformation

Contextual and Conceptual Implications

  • Author: E.F. Byrne,Joseph C. Pitt
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400925972
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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The philosophical study of technology has acquired only recently a voice in academic conversation. This situation is due, in part, to the fact that technology obviously impacts on "the real world," whereas the favored stereotype of philosophy allegedly does not. Furthermore, in some circles it was assumed that philosophy ought not impinge on the world. This bias continues today in the form of a general dismissal of the growing area now referred to as "applied philosophy". By contrast, the academic scrutiny of science has for the most part been accepted as legitimate for some 30 years, primarily because it has been conducted in a somewhat ethereal manner. This is, in part, because it was believed that, science being pure, one could think (even philosophically) about science without jeopardizing one's intellectual purity. Since World War II, however, practitioners of the metascientific arts have come to ac knowledge that science also shows signs of having touched down on numerous occasions in what can only be identified as the real world. No longer able to keep this banal truth a secret, purists have sought to defuse its import by stressing the difference between pure and applied science; and, lest science be tainted by contact with the world through its applications, they have devoted additional energy to separating applied science somehow from technology.

The Practice of Technology

The Practice of Technology

Exploring Technology, Ecophilosophy, and Spiritual Disciplines for Vital Links

  • Author: Alan R. Drengson
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791426692
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 218
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Asks why current practices of technology negatively impact humans and the earth and how we can gain a holistic understanding so technology practices can be changed to support the environment.

When Religion Meets New Media

When Religion Meets New Media

  • Author: Heidi Campbell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113427212X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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This lively book focuses on how different Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities engage with new media. Rather than simply reject or accept new media, religious communities negotiate complex relationships with these technologies in light of their history and beliefs. Heidi Campbell suggests a method for studying these processes she calls the "religious-social shaping of technology" and students are asked to consider four key areas: religious tradition and history; contemporary community values and priorities; negotiation and innovating technology in light of the community; communal discourses applied to justify use. A wealth of examples such as the Christian e-vangelism movement, Modern Islamic discourses about computers and the rise of the Jewish kosher cell phone, demonstrate the dominant strategies which emerge for religious media users, as well as the unique motivations that guide specific groups.

Beyond Cutting Edge?

Beyond Cutting Edge?

Yoder, Technology, and the Practices of the Church

  • Author: Paul C. Heidebrecht
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630873381
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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A quick scan of any newsstand is enough to confirm the widespread preoccupation with technological change. As a myriad of articles and advertisements demonstrate, not only are we preoccupied with technology, but we are bombarded with numerous reminders that the cutting edge is in constant motion. Most often the underlying assumption of Christians is that we have no choice but to find ways to cope with the latest and greatest. Indeed, it is often assumed that the church has no choice but to find ways to cope with its new technological context. This book does not make the same assumptions. Building on the work of Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, it argues that the practices of the church make it possible for Christians to conscientiously engage technology. This happens when we recognize that marks of the church such as patience, vulnerability, and servanthood can put technological ideals such as speed, control, and efficiency in their proper place. In the course of grappling with three examples of morally formative technologies--automobiles, genetically modified food, and the Internet--this book goes beyond Yoder's thought by emphasizing that the church also plays a crucial role in our moral formation.

Criminal Indifference of the Fda to Cancer Prevention

Criminal Indifference of the Fda to Cancer Prevention

An Anthology of Citizen Petitions, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, and Blogs 1994–2011

  • Author: Samuel S. Epstein M.D.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493157752
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 482
  • View: 9070
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Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, and former Congressional consultant. His awards include the 1998 Right Livelihood Award and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal. He has authored 270 scientific articles and 18 books on the causes, prevention and politics of cancer, including the groundbreaking "The Politics of Cancer" (1979); Cancer-Gate: How To Win The Losing Cancer War (2005); and "Healthy Beauty" (2010). Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority on avoidable causes of cancer in air, water, consumer products, and the workplace.

Engineers for Change

Engineers for Change

Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America

  • Author: Matthew Wisnioski
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262304260
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8318
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In the late 1960s an eclectic group of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for change. The engineers were fighting to remake their profession, challenging their fellow engineers to embrace a more humane vision of technology. In Engineers for Change, Matthew Wisnioski offers an account of this conflict within engineering, linking it to deep-seated assumptions about technology and American life. The postwar period in America saw a near-utopian belief in technology's beneficence. Beginning in the mid-1960s, however, society--influenced by the antitechnology writings of such thinkers as Jacques Ellul and Lewis Mumford--began to view technology in a more negative light. Engineers themselves were seen as conformist organization men propping up the military-industrial complex. A dissident minority of engineers offered critiques of their profession that appropriated concepts from technology's critics. These dissidents were criticized in turn by conservatives who regarded them as countercultural Luddites. And yet, as Wisnioski shows, the radical minority spurred the professional elite to promote a new understanding of technology as a rapidly accelerating force that our institutions are ill-equipped to handle. The negative consequences of technology spring from its very nature--and not from engineering's failures. "Sociotechnologists" were recruited to help society adjust to its technology. Wisnioski argues that in responding to the challenges posed by critics within their profession, engineers in the 1960s helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history.

Medical Devices and Human Engineering

Medical Devices and Human Engineering

  • Author: Joseph D. Bronzino,Donald R. Peterson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439825262
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 891
  • View: 8363
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Known as the bible of biomedical engineering, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition, sets the standard against which all other references of this nature are measured. As such, it has served as a major resource for both skilled professionals and novices to biomedical engineering. Medical Devices and Human Engineering, the second volume of the handbook, presents material from respected scientists with diverse backgrounds in biomedical sensors, medical instrumentation and devices, human performance engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and clinical engineering. More than three dozen specific topics are examined, including optical sensors, implantable cardiac pacemakers, electrosurgical devices, blood glucose monitoring, human–computer interaction design, orthopedic prosthetics, clinical engineering program indicators, and virtual instruments in health care. The material is presented in a systematic manner and has been updated to reflect the latest applications and research findings.

In Real Life

In Real Life

Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times

  • Author: Jon Mitchell
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • ISBN: 1937006913
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 224
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Technology can help us with some of our most difficult work. It can also offer us endless distractions. Can technology help us, as individuals and communities, in our most important task, that of being a good person? Jon Mitchell sets out to identify and explore the ways in which we can develop a more thoughtful relationship with technology. Rather than only using our technological devices as a medium for connecting with the world, he recommends we rethink our relationship with technology, and see it as a resource that allows us to have a more intimate and personal relationship with ourselves and the world around us. Mitchell offers concrete practices for streamlining and improving the way we use technology in our daily lives. Writing in a relatable, conversational, easy-to-read style, Mitchell draws on his years of experience as a tech journalist and mindfulness practitioner to propose a rethinking of both the design of technology and its use.

Medical Devices and Systems

Medical Devices and Systems

  • Author: Joseph D. Bronzino
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420003860
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1376
  • View: 6551
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Over the last century, medicine has come out of the "black bag" and emerged as one of the most dynamic and advanced fields of development in science and technology. Today, biomedical engineering plays a critical role in patient diagnosis, care, and rehabilitation. More than ever, biomedical engineers face the challenge of making sure that medical devices and systems are safe, effective, and cost-efficient. Reflecting the enormous growth and change in biomedical engineering during the infancy of the 21st century, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook enters its third edition as a set of three carefully focused and conveniently organized books. Offering an overview of the tools of the biomedical engineering trade, Medical Devices and Systems reviews the currently available technologies and lays a foundation for the next generation of medical devices. Beginning with biomedical signal analysis, renowned experts from around the world share their experience in imaging, sensing technologies, medical instruments and devices, clinical engineering, and ethics. In addition to new and updated chapters throughout, the book also contains new sections on infrared imaging and medical informatics. Engineers must be prepared to develop technologies that are more than incremental improvements over existing devices and systems. Medical Devices and Systems illuminates a path to achieving remarkable breakthroughs.

Socially Responsible IT Management

Socially Responsible IT Management

  • Author: Michael Erbschloe
  • Publisher: Digital Press
  • ISBN: 9781555582906
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 362
  • View: 979
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A one-minute-manager approach to issues, "Socially Responsible IT Management" explains how following each principle can save money or time. With step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish objectives, this book shows readers how to overcome the social crisis that has resulted from the widespread use of information technology.

Cooperative Program on Technology Generation and Transfer for the South American Tropics (Procitropicos)

Cooperative Program on Technology Generation and Transfer for the South American Tropics (Procitropicos)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela
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Demonstration of Electro-Osmotic Pulse Technology for Groundwater Intrusion Control in Concrete Structures

Demonstration of Electro-Osmotic Pulse Technology for Groundwater Intrusion Control in Concrete Structures

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428912746
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State of the World 2000

State of the World 2000

  • Author: The Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610916395
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 268
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State of the World 2000 shines a sharp light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth's ecosystems. If we cannot build an environmentally sustainable global economy, then we have no future that anyone would desire.