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i-Minds, 2nd edition

How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it

The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also … 528 View

Techno-Fix

Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment

Nanotechnology! Genetic engineering! Miracle Drugs! We are promised that new technological developments will magically save us from the dire consequences of the 300-year fossil-fueled binge known … ; 464 View
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Introduction

From: Techno-Fix

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Techno-Fix questions a primary paradigm of our age: that advanced technology alone will extricate us from an ever-increasing load of social, environmental and economic ills. Techno-Fix shows why … ; 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

My objective? To have us all pondering and examining. To “rise in arms” not against the i-tech industry but to our own blind acceptance or complacency, to our apparent apathy, and the … 1 $0.10 Add
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The Inherent Unavoidability and Unpredictability of Unintended Consequences

From: Techno-Fix

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The Inherent Unavoidability and Unpredictability of Unintended Consequences postulates that there are always positive and negative effects of any technology. It is impossible for humans to … ; 15 $1.50 Add
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The Shift

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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Every era has an innovation that changes the face of society: the way we think, the way we act and interact as individuals, as a community, and as a culture. As the innovation is introduced, it … 11 $1.10 Add
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Canada’s New Carscape:

Town and Country Remade

From: Car Nation

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1912-1930. Analyzes the spread of the car in popularity and the freedom it represented to Canadians as you could now travel across the country, the changes to cities because of the car, road … 17 $1.70 Add
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Parents and Pedagogy

Helicopters and Expert Advice

From: Degrees of Failure

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Twentieth-century child-rearing practices in North America have been heavily manipulated by the state and the private sector toward a domestication that suits institutional life. The tense … 19 $1.90 Add
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Technological Integration Versus Technological Interference

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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At the onset of the i-tech phenomenon, most of us first noted surface changes. For example, what we perceived as an emergent shallowness of information, a subtle lack of depth and length of … 12 $1.20 Add
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When Things Bite Back: Some Unintended Consequences of Modern Technology

From: Techno-Fix

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When Things Bite Back explores, in depth, some of the many unintended environmental and social consequences of modern technologies, ranging from environmental pollution, global warming, species … ; 38 $3.80 Add
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On Technology, Agriculture, and the Arts

Tools with a Life of Their Own

From: Peak Everything

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In assessing and understanding technology and its effects on people and nature, it is at least as important to pay attention to the energy that drives our tools as to the tools themselves and the … 17 $1.70 Add
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Technology, Exploitation and Fairness

From: Techno-Fix

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Technology, Exploitation and Fairness advances the thesis that many technologies are regrettably used for control and exploitation of both humans and the environment, leading inevitably to … ; 27 $2.70 Add
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The Pull

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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The process of the medium, of i-tech itself, is what is attractive; it draws us in. And this draw, or pull effect, is what has the potential to alter behavior. For example, the central concept in … 9 $0.90 Add
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In Search of Solutions I: Counter-Technologies and Social Fixes

From: Techno-Fix

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In Search of Solutions I: Counter-Technologies and Social Fixes discusses the limitations of technologies that attempt to counter the negative effects of previous technologies and also shows why … ; 24 $2.40 Add
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King Car:

The Automobile’s Golden Age

From: Car Nation

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1945-1973. Analyzes the Great post-war boom in the car industry and argues that the automobile emblems of the era They represented a new industrial might, a new ethos of consumption and a new … 19 $1.90 Add
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The Power of sound

History and Biology

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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Dings, and bings, various ringtones, and device alert our brains. They make us react. Not merely attentionally but neurophysiologically as well. The two are strongly biologically attached. The … 19 $1.90 Add