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" Taking the most obvious example, the atom bomb is an inherently political artifact. As long as it exists at all, its lethal properties demand that it be controlled by a centralized, rigidly hierarchical chain of command closed to all influences that might... "
Inside the Politics of Technology: Agency and Normativity in the Co ... - Pagina 63
geredigeerd door - 2005 - 308 pagina’s
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The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology

Langdon Winner - 2010 - 214 pagina’s
...artifact. As long as it exists at all, its lethal properties demand that it be controlled by a centralized, rigidly hierarchical chain of command closed to all...the bomb must be authoritarian; there is no other way. The state of affairs stands as a practical necessity independent of any larger political system...
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Technology, Organizations and Innovation: Theories, concepts and paradigms

Ian McLoughlin, David Preece, Patrick Dawson - 2000 - 2024 pagina’s
...centralized, rigidly hierarchical chain of command close to all influences that might make its working unpredictable. The internal social system of the bomb must be authoritarian; there is no other way. The state of affairs stands as a practical necessity independent of any larger political system...
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American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn

Hans Achterhuis - 2001 - 175 pagina’s
...collides with democratic ideals of freedom, which is especially true in the case of nuclear weaponry: "The internal social system of the bomb must be authoritarian; there is no other way" (Winner 1986, 34). Winner's account of technology provoked a sharp reaction from Steve Woolgar,...
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Environmentalism: Critical Concepts, Volume 4

David Pepper, Frank Webster, George Revill - 2003 - 448 pagina’s
...artifact. As long as it exists at all. its lethal properties demand that it be controlled by a centralized. rigidly hierarchical chain of command closed to all...the bomb must be authoritarian: there is no other way. The state of affairs stands as a practical necessity independent of any larger political system...
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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

David M. Kaplan - 2004 - 512 pagina’s
...body, ruling class, or some other social or cultural institution to further its own purposes? able. The internal social system of the bomb must be authoritarian; there is no other way. The state of affairs stands as a practical necessity independent of any larger political system...
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Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia

Sal P. Restivo - 2005 - 701 pagina’s
...democratic technology because of the requirements for its use and containment, which include a "centralized, rigidly hierarchical chain of command closed to all...influences that might make its workings unpredictable." Nuclear power implies and necessitates the existence of a complex bureaucracy because of the secrecy...
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Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects

Alan Costall, Ole Dreier - 2006 - 242 pagina’s
...atom bomb. Winner maintains, this technology demands a centralised agency controlling it, and 'a rigid hierarchical chain of command closed to all influences...internal social system of the bomb must be authoritarian' (op. cit. p. 34). While Winner's discussion of whether artefacts have politics focuses on larger scale...
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