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A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We’re told that innovations—from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars—will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human. Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield’s timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront —and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Adam Greenfield
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2017-06-13
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781784780470

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A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We're told that innovations--from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars--will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human. Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield's timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront --and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

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Author : Adam Greenfield
Publisher : Verso
Release : 2018-05-28
File : 34 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1784780456

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A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We’re told that innovations—from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars—will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human. Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield’s timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront —and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Adam Greenfield
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2017-06-13
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781784780470

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THE MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: A STRATEGIC APPROACH explores the fundamental connections linking core business strategy, technology, and innovation. The text illustrates how these functions intertwine to play a central role in process layout, systems, structural design, and product development, as well as supporting an organization’s overall success. An integrated approach and reader-friendly style make the material accessible for students of all backgrounds, and the text strikes an ideal balance between essential business theory and extensive practical insights and real-world applications. In addition, the Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest trends and research, abundant current examples and cases, and a useful set of new tools students can use to support effective strategic decision-making. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Margaret White
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release : 2010-08-03
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781133009375

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"Authoritative and highly readable, this volume will appeal to scholars researching the spinoff phenomenon, university technology transfer officers, inventors, policymakers, external entrepreneurs and investors."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Scott Andrew Shane
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2004-01-01
File : 335 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781843769828

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Genre : Human ecology
Author : Peter Harper
Publisher :
Release : 1976
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0704501597

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This book attempts to provide a theoretical framework for answering difficult questions evoked by the concept of technology choice primarily by conducting a review of the Appropriate Technology movement and its ideas and experiments.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Kelvin W Willoughby
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-07-09
File : 350 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781000314168

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It is important to continue to update the use of advanced systems by promoting general awareness throughout the management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other emerging passenger, freight and transit systems. Originating from presentations at the 17th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation, this volume contains selected research works on the topic. The included papers help to facilitate the use of advanced systems and place a key focus on the applications of computer systems in advanced railway engineering. These research studies will be of interest to all those involved in the development of railways, including managers, consultants, railway engineers, designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists.

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Genre : Transportation
Author : G. Passerini
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2020-09-07
File : 426 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781784664039

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In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo--TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 20 countries from Peru to...

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Julia Watson
Publisher :
Release : 2019
File : 420 Pages
ISBN-13 : 3836578182

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Educational Technology is the right couple to a radical innovation. Thanks to the appropriate technology in the right context with the best fit to the target audience, education can be drastically improved, meaning a better performance, competence achievement, match with the user’s expectations and with the market needs. Serious games, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Remote labs, Online learning, Blockchain, Mobile learning and many other key technologies allow for a better explanation of so many subjects, and even more: for a complete student involvement and a full teacher engagement into the educational system. Technology gives another angle to the same content, provides the user with a personalised experience and pushes the limits of knowledge a little further, every time. This book presents a number of radical innovations through technology, from experienced cases studies, to be replicated and inspired by; a powerful resource handbook for cutting-edge education.

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Genre : Education
Author : Daniel Burgos
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-22
File : 247 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789811549526

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