Drones: The Brilliant, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Andy Miah
University of Salford, UK


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781838679880
Published:
28 Feb 2020
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
250 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
SocietyNow
Against the backdrop of an increasingly dynamic world driven by rapid digital innovation and technological advances, drones are becoming prolific within society. Andy Miah delivers in this book a comprehensive analysis of the wide-reaching applications of drones, as well as a critical interrogation of the social, cultural, and moral issues that they provoke. He asks: are drones indicative of a world in which humanity is rapidly losing control of technology? Or do drones simply reveal the next iteration in human/machine symbiosis? Delving into philosophical discussions about the implications of drone technology, this book also shines a light on the real-world applications, complications and innovative potential which might be posed by a world in which drones are commonplace in our daily lives.
Preface 
Chapter 1. Origins 
Chapter 2. Regulating Drones 
Chapter 3. The Brilliant 
Chapter 4. The Bad 
Chapter 5. The Beautiful 
Conclusion. Drones for Good?
Andy Miah is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media at the University of Salford. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and an Advisory Board Member for the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. His research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture.

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