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The story of technology : how we got here and what the future holds / Daniel M. Gerstein.

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  • ISBN: 9781633885783
  • ISBN: 163388578X
  • Physical Description: 357 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foundations. In the beginning ... ; Perspectives and definitions ; Foundations of technology development ; The modern age of technology -- Managing technology. Leading at the speed of technology ; Assessing technology ; Technology development methods ; Managing technology in an unmanageable world -- The future. Thinking orthogonally ; Technology's effect on society ; The technologist's responsibility to society ; Reflections on the future of technology -- Conclusions -- Appendices. The technology lexicon ; TRL definitions, descriptions, and supporting information from the US Department of Defense ; Framework for assessing technology development and availability ; Operational view definitions from the US Department of Defense ; Elements of the DHS S&T portfolio review process ; Categories of activity for protecting technology.
Summary, etc.:
Takes the reader on a journey into what Gerstein identifies as the central organizing construct for the future of civilization: the continued proliferation of technology. He proposes a method for gaining a better understanding of how technology is likely to evolve in the future, and considers three technologies that are now converging and will shape the future: biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and the "internet of things".
Subject: Technology > Social aspects > History.
Technological innovations > History.
Technological forecasting.
Technological forecasting.
Technological innovations.
Technology > Social aspects.
Technische Innovation.
Genre: History.