Beware the cult of 'tech fixing' -- it's why America is eyeing the nuclear button

Johnston, S. F. (2017) Beware the cult of 'tech fixing' -- it's why America is eyeing the nuclear button. Conversation, 6 Sep.

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On technological fixes and the dangers of the shallow short-term problem solving of social, political and economic problems by technological means alone.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Technological fix, technocracy, Alvin M. Weinberg, solutionism, technological faith, side effects, externalities.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S. F.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning
Journal Name:Conversation
Journal Abbr.:Conversation
Publisher:The Conversation
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in The Conversation 6 September 2017
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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652811Trusting the technological fixSean JohnstonBritish Academy (BRITACAD)SG132088IS - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES