Automatic Society

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509506349
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In this first volume of a new series, the leading cultural theorist Bernard Stiegler advocates a radical solution to the crisis posed by automation and consumer capitalism more generally.

The Future Of Work In Information Society

Author: Andrzej Piotr Wierzbicki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319339095
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This book investigates the question as to whether technological developments will ultimately mean the end of work and, if so, what the consequences will be.

The Future Of The Health Sciences

Author: Stanley Lesse
Publisher: Ardent Media
ISBN: 9780829002508
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The health technical experts will be ideally suited by personality to work in
conjunction with automated health science systems. In our future society, their
primary function will be to service these systems. Indeed, the health technical
experts are likely to be considered an indivisible part of the automated unit. They
will be totally dependent upon the automated systems. It will be a true human-
machine synthesis. Since their security, status, and remuneration will depend
upon functioning ...

Author: Jared M. Diamond
ISBN: 9789747799149
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The first fully automated production systems will occur in the continuous-flow
industries, such as petroleum, chemicals, plastics, etc. Above: The Refining
Control Room, Imperial Oil Co.. Edmonton, automation controls the refining units,
indicator flow recorders, temperature and pressure gauges. Gloom and Doom
The pessimists view our automated society of the future in an altogether different
light. They reason that automation bv definition means that society's work will be
done by ...

The World Book Encyclopedia

Publisher: World Book
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Some economists believe that the transition to a more highly automated society
will not cause much disruption of the work force. They point out that a declining
birth ... Automated steering systems controlled by gyroscopes were first used in
ships in the 1920s and came into regular use in airplanes in the 1930s (see
Automatic pilot). Also at this time, the quality of ... Some economists and
engineers believe that factories of the future will be totally automated. In such
automated factories, ...

Impact Of Science On Society

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Which interests are going to decide what we, as borrowers, can get hold of in an
information society? Libraries have taken an ... One can only hope that those who
work with libraries will guide future developments. The EDP experts are ... This
situation leads us to the question: 'What interests are we serving through
cementing respect for a work-oriented ethic which is incompatible with the
automated society — the information society which we have already created?
The interests of our ...

The Compleat Computer

Author: Dennie Van Tassel
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The automated society in which most of the work is done by machines is a
common theme in science fiction. People no longer supply physical energy as
they did in the past— electricity is now cheaper than human energy. But until
recently we have not had a device that could direct and control the machines
providing the physical energy. This new device— the computer— can also collect
data almost instantaneously. Thus in the very near future we will probably face an
increased ...

The Future Of Identity In The Information Society

Author: Kai Rannenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642018203
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7.3.1 Privacy and Identity In a collaborative research project on 'the future of
identity in the information society' we need to address the issue of how emerging
identification technologies will affect the self-identity of citizens within
constitutional democracies. Within the work package on profiling we have
investigated how profiling technologies may impact human identity, especially in
the context of automatic application of group profiles to individual persons. To
distinguish self-identity ...

Technology Innovation And Change

Author: Brian Elliott
Publisher: The Centre
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Future,. Conflicts. from. the. Past. Technical. Controls. vs. Social. Controls. in.
Computer. Integrated. Manufacturing. Bryn Jones School of Humanities and
Social Sciences University of Bath Introduction Written in 1952 in the false dawn
of our "Second Industrial Revolution" Kurt Vonnegut's novel Player Piano
describes a world in which traditional ... work. The ingredients of Vonnegut's
vision of the automated society appear depressingly more imminent now - three
decades later.