Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences (Vintage)

Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences (Vintage)

Edward Tenner


during this perceptive and provocative examine every little thing from software program that calls for swifter processors and extra help employees to antibiotics that breed resistant traces of micro organism, Edward Tenner deals a digital encyclopedia of what he calls "revenge effects"--the accidental effects of the mechanical, chemical, organic, and scientific sorts of ingenuity which were hallmarks of the innovative, improvement-obsessed sleek age. Tenner exhibits why our self belief in technological ideas can be lost, and explores ways that we will larger live on in a global the place regardless of technology's advances--and actually because of them--"reality is usually gaining on us."  For somebody hoping to appreciate the ways that society and know-how have interaction, Why issues chunk Back is integral reading.  "A bracing critique of technological determinism in either its utopian and dystopian forms...No one that desires to imagine truly approximately our high-tech destiny can come up with the money for to disregard this book."--Jackson Lears, Wilson Quarterly

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