The Technological Tempest: Charting a New Course
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This book arrives in a society completely lost in a sea of technological gadgetry. Furthermore that society is unceasingly buffeted by powerful winds of change that continually destroy and reshape both the social and physical landscape. The book explains how we arrived at this situation, what forces and visions drove us here. It recalls the warnings of the prudent which were ignored as we discarded the anchor of past moralities and left the safety of the shores for a new adventure that promised wealth and opportunity for all. To some extent it is a story of pirates and brave heroes, but it reads as much like tragedy as it does epic. The book reveals what we left behind and by drawing on small islands of knowledge it attempts to chart a course to take us through calmer, safer waters.
Matthew Mitchell, Program Coordinator Master of Technology (Business Systems), Lecturer eCommerce/IT, Swinburne University of Technology.
Chapter 1. Setting the Stage
Chapter 2. What Was Promised: the Appeal
Chapter 3.The Warnings, Dangers and Restraints
Chapter 4. The Implementation
Chapter 5. What Was Delivered: an Evaluation
Chapter 6. Where to now? Possible Alternatives: Case Studies