The Resource Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama, (eaudio)

Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama, (eaudio)

Label
Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology
Title
Geek heresy
Title remainder
rescuing social change from the cult of technology
Statement of responsibility
Kentaro Toyama
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission, to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. But after a decade of designing technologies for humanitarian causes, Toyama concluded that no technology, however dazzling, could cause social change on its own. Technologists and policy-makers love to boast about modern innovation, and in their excitement, they exuberantly tout technology's boon to society. But what have our gadgets actually accomplished? Over the last four decades, America saw an explosion of new technologies, but in that same period, the rate of poverty stagnated at a stubborn 13 percent, only to rise in the recent recession. So, a golden age of innovation in the world's most advanced country did nothing for our most prominent social ill. Toyama's warning resounds, don't believe the hype! Technology is never the main driver of social progress. Geek Heresy inoculates us against the glib rhetoric of tech utopians by revealing that technology is only an amplifier of human conditions. By telling the moving stories of extraordinary people, Toyama shows that even in a world steeped in technology, social challenges are best met with deeply social solutions
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Toyama, Kentaro
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other
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hoopla digital
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Social change
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adult
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Label
Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 08 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781494594589
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11372933
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11372933
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MWT11372933
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 08 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494594589
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11372933
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11372933
System control number
MWT11372933
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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