Promises and Perils of Technology's Future

Science  30 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5658, pp. 629-630
DOI: 10.1126/science.1094279

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Living with the Genie Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery. Alan Lightman, Daniel Sarewitz, and Christina Desser, Eds. Island Press, Washington, DC, 2003. 355 pp. $27. ISBN 1-55963-419-7.

The editors offer a balanced set of fresh commentary on the promises and perils posed by our accelerating technologies--especially biotechnology, nanotechnology, and robotics.