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The Resource The great transformation : history for a techno-human future, Judith Bessant, (electronic resource)

The great transformation : history for a techno-human future, Judith Bessant, (electronic resource)

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The great transformation : history for a techno-human future
Title
The great transformation
Title remainder
history for a techno-human future
Statement of responsibility
Judith Bessant
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While AI, robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the great transformation uses history and evolutionary theory to highlight the momentous shift in human consciousness taking place. Only by learning from recent crises and rejecting technological determinism will governments and communities re-design social arrangements that ensure we all benefit from the new and emerging technologies. The book documents the transformations underway in financial markets, entertainment, medicine, affecting all aspects of work and social life. It draws on historical sociology and co-evolutionary theory arguing that the radical evolution of human consciousness and social life now underway is comparable to, if not greater than the agrarian revolution (10,000 BCE), the explosion of science, philosophy and religion in the Axial age (600 BCE), and the recent industrial revolution. Turning to recent major socio-economic crisis, and asking what can be learnt from them, the answer is we cannot afford this time around to repeat the failures of elites and theoretical systems like economics to attend appropriately to radical change. We need to think beyond the constraints of determinist and reductionist explanations and embrace the idea of deep freedom. This book will appeal to educators, social scientists, policy-makers, business leaders and students. It concludes with social design principles that can inform deliberative processes and new social arrangements that ensure everyone benefits from the affordances of the new and emerging technologies.--
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Bessant, Judith
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks
  • Routledge Advances in Sociology
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  • Economics
  • Political sociology
  • Work
  • Culture
  • Science
  • Technology
Label
The great transformation : history for a techno-human future, Judith Bessant, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317286301
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online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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9781315643533
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
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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
9781317286301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027763958
Label
The great transformation : history for a techno-human future, Judith Bessant, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317286301
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315643533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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
9781317286301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027763958

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