Democratizing Technology: Risk, Responsibility and the by Anne Chapman

By Anne Chapman

From machine-like towns pulsing with roads, electrical energy grids and waste structures, to industrial-scale farming and GMOs, to chemical manipulation and annihilation of biodiversity, to weather swap itself, the area is now—like by no means before—being bodily made, destroyed and remade by means of people and their expertise. but who, if someone, controls the advance and use of expertise? targeting the main common and protracted technology–chemicals–this groundbreaking quantity peels aside the know-how debate to examine the connection among people, expertise and the earth. as well as concentrating on chemical know-how and legislation intimately, the e-book offers a vast penetrating research and much-needed readability and perception into the critical technology and know-how debates on the center of educational learn, threat research and mitigation, in addition to addressing the household and foreign legislations, legislation and coverage that govern know-how and hence our dating with the fabric global. This booklet is essential, thought-provoking interpreting for everybody in technology and know-how learn, improvement and examine, company and and govt and civil society thinking about any method with utilizing or maybe abusing know-how.

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The most straightforward is that things produced by humans are the product of human work: they result from a production process that starts with raw materials and an idea in the mind of the producer and ends with a finished product (an artefact). That finished product then forms part of the world, and has an existence that is independent of that of its producer (the producer may die but the product endures). The other way recognizes that how things appear to us is the product of our minds as well as of what our senses receive.

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