Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and by Martin W. Bauer

By Martin W. Bauer

"Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific advancements of the twentieth century: nuclear energy, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance maintains to problem those advancements in public opinion. This e-book strains old debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised controversy with outcomes, and argues that public opinion is an element of the advance of contemporary techno-science. the extent and scope of public controversy is an index of resistance, tested the following with a "pain analogy" which indicates that simply as soreness affects circulate, resistance affects techno-scientific mobilization: it indications that whatever is incorrect, and this calls for consciousness, elaboration and a reaction to the problem. This research indicates how diverse fields of enquiry take care of the resistance of social-psychological mentalities within the face of commercial, medical and political actions encouraged through projected futures.

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