Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions

Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions


We are born with the intuition to create and invent. certainly our skill to take action is what separates we people from the remainder of the animal global. the instant guy first switched over a stone to a great tool set him on a continuing direction towards larger keep watch over and gear over his setting. yet have our inventive rules consistently produced fascinating ends up in line with their unique stable goal? what number ill-effects and risks have they led to alongside the best way? and feature they honestly served us well?

Bad Ideas? lines the interesting heritage of our makes an attempt at self-improvement but in addition questions their price. The doubtful results of the advance of weaponry, for instance, is self-evident from the primitive yet deadly sling to the devastating nuclear bomb. yet what of it seems that extra risk free innovations comparable to farming, writing or drugs? All have been initiated for the higher reliable yet have still produced unexpected fallout that keeps to at the present time. What are their bad side-effects, how did they emerge through the years and the place will they take us within the future?
 
Written opposed to an immense ancient canvas, we sign up for Robert Winston on an exciting and encouraging trip from our earliest days to the current. We know about the heritage of recent technological know-how, engineering, IT and masses extra, following the unforeseen twists and turns in their development. We meet the people who performed a key function of their improvement, and percentage quirky anecdotes approximately their lives and brainwaves. Inspiring, strange, and from time to time arguable, Bad Ideas? permits us via appreciating the previous to seem ahead to the technological possibilities and moral demanding situations of the long run. In so doing it celebrates man's striking means for success while caution us that his strong intentions can occasionally turn out as completely undesirable ideas.

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