The Social Significance of Telematics

The Social Significance of Telematics

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The assumption underlying this book is that we are facing a societal transformation, a a€œsilent revolutiona€ in fact, with consequences at least as far reaching as those of the Industrial Revolution. The author of this book wants to intervene in the current discussion about this revolution, a discussion which is normally colored by a resigned determinism maintaining that the transformation will come about all by itself as an automatic consequence of the development of technology. As opposed to this, the author wants to politicize the debate by insisting on the fact that this silent revolution is not inextricably tied to the automatically whirring computer discs of technological development, but is dependent on a number of political choices.An essay on the information society Lars Qvortrup ... deep-rooted concern for Mana#39;s biological nature and for his natural environment; a concern for nature conservation in the face of the short-term ruthless pursuit of profit; a heartfelt concern foranbsp;...

Title:The Social Significance of Telematics
Author:Lars Qvortrup
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1984-01-01


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