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The Real World of Technology

Written by Ursula Franklin

Series Title: CBC Massey Lectures

  • 224 Pages
  • 9780887848919
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • TECHNOLOGY / Social Aspects



Publication Date June 01, 1999

In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes since The Real World of Technology was first published.

In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing.


Ursula Franklin
Ursula M. Franklin is an experimental physicist, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a former board member of the National Research Council and the Science Council of Canada, and a companion of the Order of Canada. She has been awarded honourary degrees by numerous Canadian universities. The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacificism as a Map was published in 2006.