The Effects of Technology on Our Humanity

Shurtleff, D. Keith
June 2002
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Summer2002, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p100
Academic Journal
Focuses on the increase in technology's influence on the military and its effects on humanity. Application of Albert Borgmann's device paradigm in a military setting; Role of the technology in overcoming the natural tendency to resist killing; Concept of using technology in a military setting.


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