Insatiable Curiosity: Innovation in a Fragile Future (Inside Technology)

Insatiable Curiosity: Innovation in a Fragile Future (Inside Technology)

Helga Nowotny


Curiosity is the most motive force at the back of clinical job. clinical interest, insatiable in its explorations, doesn't comprehend what it is going to locate, or the place it's going to lead. technology wishes autonomy to domesticate this sort of untrammeled interest; innovation, even though, responds to the wishes and needs of society. Innovation, argues influential eu technology reviews pupil Helga Nowotny, tames the eagerness of technological know-how, harnessing it to provide "deliverables." technology brings uncertainties; innovation effectively copes with them. Society demands either the fervour for wisdom and its taming. This ambivalence, Nowotny contends, is an inevitable results of modernity. In Insatiable interest, Nowotny explores the strands of the usually unforeseen intertwining of technology and expertise and society. Uncertainty arises, she writes, from an oversupply of information. the search for innovation is society's reaction to the uncertainties that include clinical and technological success. Our trouble is how one can stability the big yet unpredictable strength of technology and know-how with our acknowledgement that no longer every little thing that may be performed can be performed. we will break out the previous polarities of utopias and dystopias, writes Nowotny, by means of accepting our ambivalence--as a legacy of modernism and a favorable cultural resource.

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