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Author Gerstein, Daniel M., 1958- author.

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

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2019.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  609 GER    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 357 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 technolgoy -- 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 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.
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