The Technological Fix: How People Use Technology to Create and Solve Problems

1st Edition

Lisa Rosner

Routledge
Published August 9, 2004
Reference - 272 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415947114 - CAT# RT7111
Series: Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture

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Summary

The term "technological fix" should mean a fix provided by technology--a solution for all of our problems, from medicine and food production to the environment and business. Instead, technological fix has come to mean a cheap, quick fix using inappropriate technology that usually creates more problems than it solves. This collection sets out the distinction between a technological fix and a true technological solution.<br><br>Bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines, the essays trace the technological fix as it has appeared throughout the twentieth century. Addressing such "fixes" as artificial hearts, industrial agriculture and climate engineering, these essays examine our need to turn to technology for solutions to all of our problems.

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