Examining Internet and Technology around the World, 1st Edition

  • Laura M. Steckman
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  • ISBN-10: 1440867224
  • ISBN-13: 9781440867224
  • DDC: 303.48
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The United Arab Emirates has a national goal of colonizing Mars by 2117, and China seeks to modernize its entire manufacturing process to produce cutting-edge technologies and research advances by 2025. How are other countries using the internet and emerging technologies to their advantage? This volume examines issues pertaining to the internet and technology, including access and censorship, alternative energy technologies, artificial intelligence, autonomous robots, cyberbullying, cybercrime, e-learning, GMO's, online privacy, and virtual and augmented reality. It offers a new understanding of the importance and impact of emerging technologies, showing that even when experiencing similar technologically related challenges or advances, these technologies do not form one-size-fits-all solutions for every nation and population. Even when nations develop similar technologies, human dimensions, from policy to social norms to culture, influence people and society across the world too.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Access and Control.
2: Cyberbullying.
3: Cybercrime.
4: E-Learning Issues and Trends.
5: Online Privacy.
6: Alternative Energy Technologies.
7: Artificial Intelligence (AI).
8: Autonomous Robots.
9: Genetically Modified Organisms.
10: Virtual and Augmented overview Reality.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.