How Technology Is Changing Human Behavior: Issues and Benefits, 1st Edition

  • C. G. Prado
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  • ISBN-10: 1440869529
  • ISBN-13: 9781440869525
  • DDC: 303.48
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Recent technological advances-from dating apps to artificial insemination, from "smart" phones to portable computers that can instantly search the World Wide Web for information, and from robots performing surgery to cars driving themselves-once remarkable, have become an unremarkable part of our lives. The team of authors of this book asks, "How are they changing us?" We all recognize that these innovations have altered our lives, often making them easier, but it is also important to ask if we have lost anything while we have gained from them. They show that human behaviors and thinking skills are rapidly being reprogrammed by technology, with even more developments on the horizon sure to further alter our future and shape our identity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Technology Is Changing Us.
1: The Robotization of Everything.
2: On Passing as Human and Robot Love.
3: Who Is Responsible for a Self-Driving Car?.
4: Who's Your Mama? Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Meaning of Motherhood.
5: Screen Autism, Cell Phone Zombies, and GPS Mutes.
6: Technology in the Hands of Children: Helpful Tools or Harmful Distractions?.
7: Learning in an Age of Digital Distraction: Education versus Consumption.
8: The Kids Are All Right: Lessons from the March for Our Lives.
9: Anonymity and (Mis)representation on Social Media Are Changing Who We Are and How We Think About Identity.
10: Deep Fakes and Computer Vision: The Paradox of New Images.
About the Editor and Contributors.