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Future Directions

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This concluding chapter suggests future directions for the research and practice of cross-cultural technology in a glocalization age. Centering on a dialogical approach, it analyzes what the ... More


Emerging Technologies

in In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700634
eISBN:
9780804775007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines emerging technologies that Japan has developed from its long experience with rockets and satellites, discussing the progress of Japan's efforts to develop the H-IIB, Galaxy ... More


The Growing Intimacy between Us and Our Devices

Anindya Ghose

in Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036276
eISBN:
9780262340427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036276.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter predicts that several emerging technologies will soon be integrated with the mobile ecosystem and further amplify the power of the nine forces discussed in this book. All these ... More


Resistance to Risky Technology: When Are Our Environmental Fears Justified?

Paul B. Thompson

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Paul B. Thompson argues that defenders and critics of novel technologies share the same fundamental assumption that technological innovation is the key source of greater efficiency in production. ... More


Do New Media Have Old Politics?

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028127
eISBN:
9780262320498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter follows radio activists’ assessments of emerging Internet-based technologies (primarily wi-fi networks). Particularly for urban areas where LPFM licenses were out of reach, the activists ... More


When emerging biomedical technologies converge or collide

Debra J.H. Mathews

in Neuroethics: Anticipating the future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786832
eISBN:
9780191839894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786832.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Neuroethics is concerned with the ethical, legal, and policy issues raised by the neurosciences and their applications in medicine and society. However, neuroscience sometimes involves other emerging ... More


Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Simply Trying to Do the Right Thing

Roger Brownsword

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In a context of rapidly emerging technologies, this chapter considers the bearing of human dignity on the regulatory environment. It opens by suggesting that one of the reasons why moral communities ... More


Virtue Ethics, Technology, and Human Flourishing

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Starting with an overview of virtue ethics in the philosophical tradition of the West, beginning with Aristotle, I discuss the contemporary revival of virtue ethics in the West (and its critics). In ... More


emerging technologies: artificial intelligence

marcia santana fernandes

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0058
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses the film Artificial Intelligence (2002) to set the stage for a discussion of the ethics of emerging technologies. The film focuses on an 11-year-old artificial boy, David (Haley ... More


Investing in new technologies

Dieter Helm

in The Carbon Crunch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186598
eISBN:
9780300188646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186598.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains that new technologies are required and that hence, R&D has to be a major element of climate change strategy. The new and emerging technologies may enable us to address the ... More


Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Shannon Vallor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book explores the implications of emerging technologies for the future of the human family, in particular our growing and urgent need for the global cultivation of technomoral virtue—specific ... More


A New Kind of Eden

Jamais A. Cascio

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

What would a sustainable future look like? This chapter explores three 50-year scenarios of how we may develop a globally sustainable society and what each might foretell for national parks. ... More


The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

C. M. Woolgar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300181913
eISBN:
9780300182361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181913.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, the book charts how ... More


Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

Brad Mehlenbacher

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013949
eISBN:
9780262289634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013949.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and ... More


Introduction: Envisioning the Good Life in the 21st Century and Beyond

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The introduction identifies the growing difficulty of making ethical decisions—choices that aim at the ‘good life’—in our present human condition, one in which the unpredictable, complex, and ... More


Technomoral Wisdom for an Uncertain Future: 21st Century Virtues

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter integrates the lessons of Part III regarding moral practice, and takes up the challenge of adapting the practice to contemporary technosocial needs—specifically, the need for the global ... More


Conclusions and Future Directions

Ofer Bergman and Steve Whittaker

in The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035170
eISBN:
9780262336291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035170.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The final chapter describes future research and technology for curation. Personal archives will continue to grow as new types of personal data and systems play even greater roles in our everyday ... More


Analytic Exercises

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses a range of analytic exercises. The entire range of analytic exercises that induce consideration of future consequences can be useful for both prompting concern for the ... More


Cool Reception: Mechanical Refrigeration

Calestous Juma

in Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467036
eISBN:
9780190627164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467036.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, Political Economy

Mechanical refrigeration dramatically impacted the cold storage industry and triggered long debates on the safety of food and the refrigerators themselves. These fears overshadowed the underlying ... More


Conclusion

Harbir Singh, Ananth Padmanabhan, and Ezekiel J. Emanuel (eds)

in India as a Pioneer of Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199476084
eISBN:
9780199090839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199476084.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Innovation is an extremely context-specific activity, with both the problems sought to be addressed and the solutions at hand being shaped by the structure and flavour of predominant private activity ... More


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