ERIC Number: ED191028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Cooley and Clarke: A Study in Comparative Futurology.
Suggesting that one helpful way of dealing with the future of communications technology is to consider literary texts from the point of view of a predetermined sociological theory, this paper poses the insights of futurologist Arthur C. Clarke against the substance of sociologist Charles H. Cooley. The paper argues that the two thinkers, though different in style, share enough of scientific naturalism to make a comparative study work. Specific areas considered include the future of the human race, the nature of communication, community life, and mobility and time. In its conclusion the paper questions whether the scientific naturalism affirmed by both Clarke and Cooley is adequate to answer the moral questions of futuristic technology and calls for a closer examination of the subject by communications futurologists. (Autbor/FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clarke (Arthur C); Cooley (Charles H)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980).