Technology and the Future Technology and the Future by Albert H. Teich is a very interesting book because it is a series of essays by many different authors on many different topics. These topics range from bioethics, to culture, and social problems of technology. Because there are so many different authors addressing various topics, different opinions arise, and it is as if these authors are debating one another as you read. Some authors do specifically address other essays and write their essay in response, such as John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid who write in response to Bill Joy's essay, "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us." The book not only talks about the future, but society as well and all the problems and struggles we face. Technology can be a wonderful asset or it can push the limits of what is ethical and what is not. Technology provides our protection (for the most part) when flying, scans or products so we can purchase groceries, and tells us where to go when we get lost (recalculating...). The downside of technology comes in many forms. Deborah G. Johnson, in her essay, "Computer Ethics," brings up several ethical issues relating to technology. The first is virtual rape. This is a situation when one character rapes another character in a multi-user virtual reality video game. To me it is obvious that this is inappropriate, but who is to say that someone else might find it completely appropriate. Stem cell research and the use of that knowledge to clone humans may sit well with some, but that doesn't mean society as a whole has that same view. I think that of all the topics discussed in the book, technology ethics leaves the biggest question with no clear answers in sight. This book is a good read for anyone looking to scratch the surface of several different technology topics, written by several different authors.