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Author Friedman, David D.

Title Future imperfect : technology and freedom in an uncertain world / David D. Friedman.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  303.483 FRI    AVAILABLE
Description vi, 351 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-345) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Living with change -- A world of strong privacy -- Information processing: threat or menace? Or if information is property, who owns it? -- Surveillance technology: the universal panopticon -- Ecash -- Contracts in cyberspace -- Watermarks and barbed wire -- Reactionary progress: amateur scholars and open source -- Intermission: what's a meta phor? -- The future of computer crime -- Law enforcement x 2 -- Human reproduction -- The more you know -- As gods in the garden -- Mind drugs -- The real science fiction -- The last lethal disease -- Very small legos -- Dangerous company -- All in your mind -- The Final frontier -- Interesting times.
Subject Technological forecasting.
Technology -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780521877329 (hardback)
0521877326 (hardback)

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