Ananda Mitra's Alien Technology: Coping with Modern Mysteries PDF

By Ananda Mitra

ISBN-10: 8132104668

ISBN-13: 9788132104667

This publication explores the results of technological alienation on members and groups within the sleek time. This e-book explores advanced applied sciences, provides methods of deciding on the degrees of alienation and indicates treatments for overcoming the alienation and changing into higher and empowered clients of expertise. The ebook deals alienation scales in questionnaires on the finish of each bankruptcy facing know-how alienation which might serve very convenient for the readers. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its funny, tongue-in-cheek variety will interact the reader.

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Beginning with driver’s education for teenagers, users are given a fairly elaborate training in the use of the automobile with appropriate emphasis on safety of use. Typically a person driving a car has ample knowledge of what the technology is capable of doing and of the general application of the technology and its appropriate use. This might not be true for other technologies such as a video cassette recorder about which there have been sufficient number of tales of woe where users would not even be sure of the appropriate Maybe My Monitor’s Out of Ink 45 range of functions that the tool could provide.

The amazing amount of marketing of new devices can be viewed from the perspective of the laws of alienation and it is often clear that significant effort is made to inform the user of new tools. It is thus no surprise that new technologies are carefully “marketed” before they ever come to retailers. Quite naturally such publicity campaigns make much of the argument that the new tool or task would indeed immensely improve our quality of life and thus adopting the new tool and task is good for us.

The user-centric desire for efficiency can well drive technological evolution and result in the production of convergent devices. Simultaneously, there could be a second force that is more technology centered. In this case, better technologies are developed because new scientific inventions demonstrate that new tools can be made. The user might have little to do with this process. Instead, development of devices and the convergence of tools can be purely technologically determined where the new tool appears The Cup Holder on My PC is Broken 19 because the new tool can be built.

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