"How technological advances have shaped human relationships and work patterns over time"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Way We Lived 1. Life Before the Machines 2. Steam Heat: How the Industrial Revolution Transformed Women, Men, and Work 3. Mid-Century Modern pt. II The Way We Live Now 4. Changing the Means of (Re)production: Surrogate Moms, Gay Dads, and Our Evolving Notions of Family 5. Sex and Love Online 6. Mad Men; or, How Smart Machines Are Remaking Masculinity pt. III The Way We Will Live 7. Transitions 8. Cuddling with Robots 9. Engineering the End of Death.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-347) and index.