Issue No. 04 - July/August (2007 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2007.76
The columnist reviews Devices of the Soul by Steve Talbott (O'Reilly, 2007). Since 1995, Talbott has edited an online newsletter, NetFuture: Technology and Human Responsibility (http://www.netfuture.org). This book, which includes material first published in the newsletter, interweaves many themes that reinforce one basic message: Talbott believes that we are not analyzing and mitigating against the risks of technology. We are letting the repeated assurances of progress through technology lull us into self-forgetfulness.
book review, technology, responsibility, education, self-forgetfulness
R. Mateosian, "Thinking about Technology," in IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. , pp. 59-61, 2007.