The Age of Automation: Technical Genius, Social Dilemma

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THE AGE OF AUTOMATION
Technical Genius, Social Dilemma

GEORGE M. HALL

PRAEGER Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Title Page vii
  • Illustrations and Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • I - Setting 1
  • 1 - The Machine at the Door 3
  • 2 - Primer on Automation 19
  • 3 - The Frankenstein Issue 39
  • 4 - Impetus and the Encompassing Malaise 51
  • II - Opportunities and Applications 65
  • 5 - Commercial Applications 67
  • 6 - Government and Law Enforcement Applications 81
  • 7 - Research Opportunities 93
  • 8 - Health Care and Education 103
  • III - Problems and Their Ethical Perspective 115
  • 9 - Ethical Factors 117
  • 10 - Automation-Related Crime 129
  • 11 - Socioeconomic Issues 139
  • 12 - Psychological Dilemmas 153
  • IV - Amelioration 163
  • 13 - Economic Countermeasures 165
  • 14 - Reversal of Psychological Degradation 175
  • Glossary 189
  • Software 199
  • Suggested Reading 201
  • Notes 207
  • Index 229
  • About the Author 241
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