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The Social Impact of Computers.

By: Rosenberg, Richard S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013Description: 1 online resource (398 p.).ISBN: 9781483267159.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Social Impact of ComputersLOC classification: QA76.9.C66 | R674 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; The Social Impact of Computers; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CHAPTER 1. COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE; Introduction; A Variety of Applications; Societal Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 2. COMPUTERS AND THE HUMAN IMAGINATION; Introduction; The Intelligent Machine in Fact and Fiction; Computers as a Creative Medium; Contemporary Views of the Machine; Artificial Intelligence: A Brief Introduction; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 3. CRITICISM AND HISTORY; Introduction; Comments on Technological Change
A Brief History of ComputersThe Emergence of the Chip; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 4. THE BUSINESS WORLD; Introduction; Data Processing Systems; Management Information Systems: A Promise Unrealized?; The Office of the Future; Organizational and Social Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 5. MEDICINE AND COMPUTERS; Introduction; Medical Information Systems; Medical Applications; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine; Computers and the Disabled; Social Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 6. COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION; Introduction
Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI)Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL); Computers in Higher Education; Computer Literacy; Issues and Problems; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 7. GOVERNMENT AND COMPUTERS; Introduction; Information Processing: Issues and Problems; The Political Process; The Nation's Defense; Issues and Problems; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 8. COMPUTERS AND THE LAW; Introduction; Computer Crime; The Legal Protection of Software; Other Developments; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 9. PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION; Introduction
The Nature of PrivacyDatabases; Privacy Legislation; Freedom of Information; Issues and Problems: Present and Future; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 10. EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT; Introduction; Experiences of Workers; Computers and Employment; The Response of Unions; Women, Computers, and Work; The Changing Nature of Work; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 11. BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT; Introduction; Industry Regulation; EFTS: Electronic Funds Transfer Systems; Competitiveness; National Industrial Policy; Other Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings
CHAPTER 12. ROBOTICS AND INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATIONIntroduction; Industrial Robotics; Current Use and Development; Why Use Robots? Work and Productivity; Industrial Automation; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 13. THE INFORMATION SOCIETY; Introduction; The Home/Personal Computer; Electronic Mail, Teleconferencing, and Bulletin Boards; Videotex; Perspectives on the Information Society; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 14. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM; Introduction; Ethics; Professionalism; Final Comments; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings
APPENDIX: MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, AND ASSOCIATIONS
Summary: The Social Impact of Computers should be read as a guide to the social implications of current and future applications of computers. Among the basic themes presented are the following: the changing nature of work in response to technological innovation as well as the threat to jobs; personal freedom in the machine age as manifested by challenges to privacy, dignity, and work; the relationship between advances in computer and communications technology and the possibility of increased centralization of authority; and the emergence and influence of artificial intelligence and its role in decision
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Front Cover; The Social Impact of Computers; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CHAPTER 1. COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE; Introduction; A Variety of Applications; Societal Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 2. COMPUTERS AND THE HUMAN IMAGINATION; Introduction; The Intelligent Machine in Fact and Fiction; Computers as a Creative Medium; Contemporary Views of the Machine; Artificial Intelligence: A Brief Introduction; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 3. CRITICISM AND HISTORY; Introduction; Comments on Technological Change

A Brief History of ComputersThe Emergence of the Chip; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 4. THE BUSINESS WORLD; Introduction; Data Processing Systems; Management Information Systems: A Promise Unrealized?; The Office of the Future; Organizational and Social Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 5. MEDICINE AND COMPUTERS; Introduction; Medical Information Systems; Medical Applications; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine; Computers and the Disabled; Social Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 6. COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION; Introduction

Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI)Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL); Computers in Higher Education; Computer Literacy; Issues and Problems; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 7. GOVERNMENT AND COMPUTERS; Introduction; Information Processing: Issues and Problems; The Political Process; The Nation's Defense; Issues and Problems; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 8. COMPUTERS AND THE LAW; Introduction; Computer Crime; The Legal Protection of Software; Other Developments; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 9. PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION; Introduction

The Nature of PrivacyDatabases; Privacy Legislation; Freedom of Information; Issues and Problems: Present and Future; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 10. EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT; Introduction; Experiences of Workers; Computers and Employment; The Response of Unions; Women, Computers, and Work; The Changing Nature of Work; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 11. BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT; Introduction; Industry Regulation; EFTS: Electronic Funds Transfer Systems; Competitiveness; National Industrial Policy; Other Issues; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings

CHAPTER 12. ROBOTICS AND INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATIONIntroduction; Industrial Robotics; Current Use and Development; Why Use Robots? Work and Productivity; Industrial Automation; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 13. THE INFORMATION SOCIETY; Introduction; The Home/Personal Computer; Electronic Mail, Teleconferencing, and Bulletin Boards; Videotex; Perspectives on the Information Society; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings; CHAPTER 14. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM; Introduction; Ethics; Professionalism; Final Comments; Summary; Notes; Additional Readings

APPENDIX: MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, AND ASSOCIATIONS

The Social Impact of Computers should be read as a guide to the social implications of current and future applications of computers. Among the basic themes presented are the following: the changing nature of work in response to technological innovation as well as the threat to jobs; personal freedom in the machine age as manifested by challenges to privacy, dignity, and work; the relationship between advances in computer and communications technology and the possibility of increased centralization of authority; and the emergence and influence of artificial intelligence and its role in decision

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