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The myths of technology

The myths of technology

innovation and inequality

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Published by Peter Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Technology -- Social aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Judith Burnett, Peter Senker, Kathy Walker.
    SeriesDigital formations vol. 46
    ContributionsBurnett, Judith., Senker, Peter., Walker, Kathy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsT14.5 .M94 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22560719M
    ISBN 109781433101281, 9781433105203
    LC Control Number2008042692

    In this article, we'll take a look at some popular ideas about the future of technology that are likely myths. Predicting future trends or developments, especially in a dynamic field like technology, is inherently inexact, but it is possible to make some informed : Jacob Silverman. Gods and Robots intends to make a comparison between the ancient myths -mostly greek and roman- and our modern science fiction dreams. As I said, the book is just a comparison, it does not explain a cause effect or an influence between classical myths and contemporary science fiction stories/5.

    The conversation centers on the “myth of progress,” the failure of technology to deliver the “good life,” and how both have led us into the environmental crisis. He describes how old myths offer a way to be with the uncertainty embedded in our time, and how we can listen for new stories. Technology is cold and inhuman. The computer is beginning to dominate man. ""Problems proliferate faster than solutions can be found to meet them the myth of science and technology has now become dangerous and threatening The electron and the atom have become genii to reshape the earth. Time is condensed, space telescoped. The world approaches a technological unity.

    Software expert Bob Seidensticker began his research into technology change during an eight-year stint at Microsoft. In Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change, he offers a balanced, historical perspective that is a useful antidote to the widespread, often uncritical hype about the pace of and prospects for such change. Efforts to treat “technology addiction” may do little more than treat a symptom, leaving the real problem intact. There’s little question that some people overdo a wide range of activities. Those activities do include technology use, but also exercise, eating, sex, work, religion and shopping.


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It is an interesting book that talks about the ways society sees technology. The audience for Future Hype: The Myths of Technology would be people who want to better understand technology change and how it influences their lives.

It could serve as a guide to more ideal by: Using the central concept of the technological myth, the The myths of technology book contributors to the book examine a range of social claims ascribed to technology from such domains as computing, biotechnology and medicine, crime prevention, the media, education, and : Paperback.

The Myths of Information: Technology and Postindustrial Culture Paperback – December 1, by Kathleen Woodward (Author)Author: Kathleen Woodward. It is an interesting book that talks about the ways society sees technology. The audience for Future Hype: The Myths of Technology would be people who want to better understand technology change and how it influences their lives.

It could serve as a guide to more ideal purchases/5(14). This book questions whether technologies are the rational, tangible, scientific, forward-thinking, neutral objects they are so often perceived to be, exploring instead how powerful, mythic ideas about technologies drive our social understanding and our expectations of them.

"Future Hype argues the opposite. Author Bob Seidensticker, who has an intimate Conventional wisdom says that technology is the greatest new growth frontier, coupling infinite potential with an ever-growing number of faster, more efficient, and more reliable products and instruments/5.

He is the author of three bestselling books, Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation and Confessions of a Public Speaker. He works full time as a writer and speaker, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes magazine, The Economist, The Washington Post, Wired magazine, National Public Radio and other by: Myths About the Nature of Technology and Engineering Article (PDF Available) in Science teacher (Normal, Ill.) (05) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Myth of Technophobia Written more than 2, years before the invention of the iPhone, Plato’s The Phaedrus includes what has become one of the most weaponized examples of reactionary. Myth: If you don’t fully drain and recharge your phone and laptop batteries, they’ll lose the ability to take a full charge.

Truth: This may have once been true, but advances in battery technology. Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

Differentiating between technological reality and illusion is difficult when the overwhelming majority of information available is produced by spin doctors.4/5(1).

Scott Berkun was a manager at Microsoft fromon projects including v (not 6) of Internet Explorer. He is the author of three bestselling books, Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation and Confessions of a Public Speaker/5().

"This book questions whether technologies are the rational, tangible, scientific, forward-thinking, neutral objects they are so often perceived to be, exploring instead how powerful, mythic ideas about technologies drive our social understanding and our expectations of them.

But this book will use a very broad definition of technology, including these new technologies as well as older and less glamorous ones mentioned above.

Metallurgy, textiles, and all the rest were high tech at one point, they are still important to society, and examples from these older technologies will be liberally used in this book to illustrate that today's issues have, in fact, been Pages: Get this from a library.

Future hype: the myths of technology change. [Robert B Seidensticker] -- Annotation. Conventional wisdom says that technology is the greatest new growth frontier, coupling infinite potential with an ever-growing number of faster, more efficient, and more reliable products.

The Myth of the Machine is a two-volume book taking an in-depth look at the forces that have shaped modern technology since prehistoric times. The first volume, Technics and Human Development, was published infollowed by the second volume, The Pentagon of Power, in The author, Lewis Mumford, shows the parallel developments between human tools and social organization mainly Author: Lewis Mumford.

The Myths of Technology: Innovation and Inequality (Digital Formations) Paperback. – 6 Nov by Judith Burnett (Editor), Peter Senker (Editor), Kathy Walker (Editor) & 0 more. See all 2 formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price. New from. The Myths of Innovation book.

Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. How do we know if a hot new technology will succeed or fai /5. The myth of epiphany (epiphany looks like hard work and wears overalls) 2.

We understand the history of innovation (the victors write the history) 3. There is a method for innovation (great chapter, worth the price of whole book) 4.

People love new ideas (great ideas usually don't look great, ask Google) /5. FUTUREHYPE: The Myths of Technology Change, by Bob Seidensticker, is to Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near as antimatter is to matter.

Put them next to each other on your bookshelf, and your house might be leveled as they combine with a gigantic release of energy.

Urban Myths about Learning and Education examines commonly held incorrect beliefs and then provides the truth of what research has shown. Each chapter examines a different myth, with sections on learning, the brain, technology, and educational policy.

A final section discusses why these myths are so ."The myths of innovation" is a witty, easy-to-read book that looks at what innovation is and how it came to be. Scott Berkun gives examples from many different aspects of innovation including business, history, culture and technology.

I highly recommend this book to people how interested in innovation and change management/5(90). The myth of the disappearing book isn’t new, either. Yet the myth of the disappearing medium will continue to provide an appealing narrative about both the transformative power of technology.