Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology as We Know It

Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology as We Know It

Peter Nowak


battle. quickly meals. Pornography. Pervasive in our tradition, those 3 obsessions could appear to symbolize the worst traits of humankind. yet what have our lust, greed and rage pushed us to accomplish? during this unbelievable and unique booklet, Peter Nowak argues that the majority of the most important technological advances of the final sixty years have stemmed from the trio of billion-dollar industries that cater to our basest impulses. From hold movie to aerosols, electronic cameras to chilly medication and GM meals to Google, a number of the instruments and conveniences we take pleasure in this present day might be traced again to both the porn, army or quick meals undefined. Nowak finds such unforeseen hyperlinks as: -how the inventors of toys like Barbie and the Slinky perfected their creations with military-tech knowledge. -why "one massive bounce for mankind" introduced us greater medical institution nutrients and stricter meals qc instructions. -how concepts within the adult-film may help us construct greater robot limbs.

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