Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity

Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity


This pleasant and instructive heritage of invention exhibits why nationwide Public Radio dubbed Tenner “the thinker of daily technology.” how our innovations have impacted our international in methods we by no means meant or imagined, he exhibits that the issues we create tend to bop again and alter us.

The reclining chair, initially designed for short, healthy leisure, has develop into the very image of weight problems. The helmet, invented for army reasons, has made attainable new activities like mountain cycling and rollerblading. The typewriter, created to make company run extra easily, has led to popular imaginative and prescient difficulties, which in flip have made humans extra reliant on one other invention—eyeglasses. As he sheds gentle at the some ways innovations shock and renew us, Tenner considers the place know-how will take us sooner or later, and what we will be able to anticipate from the units that we not appear capable of reside with no.

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