Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Technology and its limitations. The inherent unavoidability and unpredictability of unintended consequences -- Whe things bite back: some unintended consequences of modern technology -- Technology, exploitation and fairness -- In search of solutions I: counter-technologies and social fixes -- In search solutions II: efficiency improvements -- Sustainability or collapse? -- The uncritical acceptance of technology. Technological optimism and belief in progress -- The positive biases of technology assessments and cost-benefit analyses -- Happiness -- The uncritical acceptance of new technologies -- Profit motive: the main driver of technological development -- The next scientific and technological revolution. The need for a different worldview -- The design of environmentally susteinable and socially appropiate technologies -- Critical science and social responsibility.