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 in the back of medical job. medical interest, insatiable in its explorations, doesn't recognize what it's going to locate, or the place it is going to lead. technological know-how wishes autonomy to domesticate this type of untrammeled interest; innovation, besides the fact that, responds to the desires and needs of society. Innovation, argues influential eu technology reports student Helga Nowotny, tames the fervour of technology, harnessing it to supply "deliverables." technological know-how brings uncertainties; innovation effectively copes with them. Society demands either the eagerness for wisdom and its taming. This ambivalence, Nowotny contends, is an inevitable results of modernity. In Insatiable interest, Nowotny explores the strands of the customarily unforeseen intertwining of technology and know-how and society. Uncertainty arises, she writes, from an oversupply of information. the search for innovation is society's reaction to the uncertainties that include medical and technological fulfillment. Our quandary is tips to stability the mammoth yet unpredictable strength of technological know-how and expertise with our acknowledgement that no longer every little thing that may be performed could be performed. we will be able to break out the outdated polarities of utopias and dystopias, writes Nowotny, by way of accepting our ambivalence--as a legacy of modernism and a favorable cultural resource.

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