This is a survey of the horizons of modern technology. Written in a conversational style, it explains complex issues in familiar, non-technical terms. It offers an in-depth look at key areas, in chapters covering space travel and exploration, biotechnology and genetic engineering, computers, medicine, and defence and weapons technology. It also includes a technological literacy test.
Table of Contents
Space Technology. A Short Course in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. Babbage to Artificial Intelligence: Computer Literacy. Environmental Penalties of High Technology. New Rules for the Energy Game. What's So Important About Superconductivity?. High-Technology Medicine. Getting There from Here: Transportation Technology. Superweapons and Arms Control Technology. Appendix. Index.