"Society and Technological Change" by Rudi VoltiUpdated, inviting and accessible — the definitive introduction to the study of society and technology. With an engaging and insightful presentation, Society and Technological Change examines both how technology has influenced our lives and how it is shaped by the societies that create it. The new Eighth Edition features new and updated coverage of topics like Uber, the Gig Economy, income inequality, cyber attacks, and social media and the network effect. Full of real-life examples to boost your comprehension, it also offers thought-provoking discussion questions that will inspire you to further apply the concepts. Read online or offline with all the highlighting and notetaking tools you need to be successful in this course.
Society and Technological Change
When Should It? His books and articles have covered a variety of topics on the interaction of technology and society, including technology transfer to East Asia, the history of the engineering profession, the origin of frozen foods, and the history of automobile engines. His personal encounters with modern technology center on cars, motorcycles, and model railroading. Since that time, ongoing technological changes and new ways of interpreting the interaction of technology and society have provided new opportunities to revise and expand suc- ceeding editions. Even so, the animating spirit of the book remains the same.
Rudi Volti , Pitzer College Follow. Comprehensive in his discussion of both historical and contemporary technological advance, Volti never fails to explore the societal implications of each technology he presents. The new Sixth Edition has been fully updated to include recent technological innovation in such areas as genetics, communications, terrorism, and medicine. Further, updated photos throughout the book bring Volti's words to life. Volti, Rudi.
Claremont, Calif. And that the study of technology is important not just for its own sake, but also for what it tells us about the kinds of societies we make for ourselves. Volti was at the forefront of that shift. Volti says he has no plans for a ninth edition of Society and Technological Change , but he is always reading and always taking notes. An avid observer of the relationship between humans and technology, Volti declines to speculate on the Next Big Thing. Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility and community involvement.