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The New Revolution: Impact of Computers on Society
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The New Revolution: Impact of Computers on Society (Hardback)

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A new revolution has taken place. A technological revolution which has pervaded every aspect of our lives: our work, our leisure, our office, our home. Few areas remain untouched by this gigantic leap towards computerization and yet the silent majority are unaware of the enormity of this phenomenon. In this book Barrie Sherman looks at the impact of computers on society, especially industrialised societies, and asks some vital, but hitherto unanswered questions - who, for example controls the computers and the systems, who benefits, who should adapt - society or the systems, and finally, the fundamental question, are they a force for good or evil? There are no cut and dried answers. The computer revolution is still in it's infancy, the consequences are still unknown. There is no doubt that the future will be dominated by, and will depend upon, the computer. If handled properly computers will enhance the quality of life and have beneficial effects on all forms of society, if not ...

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 30/01/1985 ISBN-13: 9780471904854  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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