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The Social Impact of Computers.

By: Rosenberg, Richard S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2013Copyright date: ©1992Description: 1 online resource (398 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781483267159.Subject(s): Computers -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Social Impact of ComputersDDC classification: 303.4834 Online resources: Click here to view book
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 Computers -- The 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 Privacy -- Databases -- 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 AUTOMATION -- Introduction -- 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 -- INDEX.
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-making, especially in military applications. The book begins with background and historical information on computers and technology. Separate chapters then cover major applications: business, medicine, education, government; major social issues, including crime, privacy, work; and new technologies and problems: industry regulation, electronic funds transfer systems, international competition, national industrial policies, robotics and industrial automation, productivity, the information society, videotex. The final chapter discusses issues associated with ethics and professionalism. The material presented should be accessible to most university students who have had an introductory course in computer science. Self taught or sufficiently motivated individuals who have gained an understanding of how computers operate should also profit from this book. Especially useful are backgrounds in sociology, economics, history, political science, or philosophy.
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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 Computers -- The 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 Privacy -- Databases -- 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 AUTOMATION -- Introduction -- 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 -- INDEX.

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-making, especially in military applications. The book begins with background and historical information on computers and technology. Separate chapters then cover major applications: business, medicine, education, government; major social issues, including crime, privacy, work; and new technologies and problems: industry regulation, electronic funds transfer systems, international competition, national industrial policies, robotics and industrial automation, productivity, the information society, videotex. The final chapter discusses issues associated with ethics and professionalism. The material presented should be accessible to most university students who have had an introductory course in computer science. Self taught or sufficiently motivated individuals who have gained an understanding of how computers operate should also profit from this book. Especially useful are backgrounds in sociology, economics, history, political science, or philosophy.

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