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The Resource Future imperfect : technology and freedom in an uncertain world, David D. Friedman, (electronic resource)

Future imperfect : technology and freedom in an uncertain world, David D. Friedman, (electronic resource)

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Future imperfect : technology and freedom in an uncertain world
Title
Future imperfect
Title remainder
technology and freedom in an uncertain world
Statement of responsibility
David D. Friedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Future Imperfect describes and discusses a variety of technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades, their implications and how to deal with them. Topics range from encryption and surveillance through biotechnology and nanotechnology to life extension, mind drugs, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. One theme of the book is that the future is radically uncertain. Technological changes already begun could lead to more or less privacy than we have ever known, freedom or slavery, effective immortality or the elimination of our species, and radical changes in life, marriage, law, medicine, work and play. We do not know which future will arrive, but it is unlikely to be much like the past. It is worth starting to think about it now.--
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Friedman, David D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological forecasting
  • Technology
Label
Future imperfect : technology and freedom in an uncertain world, David D. Friedman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511511516
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Living with change -- A world of strong privacy -- Information processing: threat or menace? Or if information is property, who owns it? -- Surveillance technology: the universal panopticon -- Ecash -- Contracts in cyberspace -- Watermarks and barbed wire -- Reactionary progress: amateur scholars and open source -- Intermission: what's a meta phor? -- The future of computer crime -- Law enforcement x 2 -- Human reproduction -- The more you know -- As gods in the garden -- Mind drugs -- The real science fiction -- The last lethal disease -- Very small legos -- Dangerous company -- All in your mind -- The Final frontier -- Interesting times
Control code
CR9780511511516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521877329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276369739
Label
Future imperfect : technology and freedom in an uncertain world, David D. Friedman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511511516
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Living with change -- A world of strong privacy -- Information processing: threat or menace? Or if information is property, who owns it? -- Surveillance technology: the universal panopticon -- Ecash -- Contracts in cyberspace -- Watermarks and barbed wire -- Reactionary progress: amateur scholars and open source -- Intermission: what's a meta phor? -- The future of computer crime -- Law enforcement x 2 -- Human reproduction -- The more you know -- As gods in the garden -- Mind drugs -- The real science fiction -- The last lethal disease -- Very small legos -- Dangerous company -- All in your mind -- The Final frontier -- Interesting times
Control code
CR9780511511516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521877329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276369739

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