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The sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutions / Freeman J. Dyson
Bib ID 1429445
Format BookBook
Author
Dyson, Freeman J
 
Description New York : Oxford University Press, c1999 
xvi, 124 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0195129423 (alkaline paper)
Summary

In this visionary look into the future, Freeman Dyson argues that technological changes fundamentally alter our ethical and social arrangements and that three rapidly advancing new technologies - solar energy, genetic engineering, and worldwide communication - together have the potential to create a more equal distribution of the world's wealth. Written with passionate conviction about the ethical uses of science, The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet is both a brilliant reinterpretation of the scientific process and a challenge to use new technologies to close, rather than widen, the gap between rich and poor.

Full contents
  • 1. Scientific Revolutions
  • 2. Technology and Social Justice
  • 3. The High Road.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-124).

Subjects Mathematical physics.  |  Science -- History.  |  Science -- Philosophy.
Also Titled

Sun, the genome, and the Internet

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