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 quicker 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 unintentional effects of the mechanical, chemical, organic, and scientific different types of ingenuity which have been hallmarks of the revolutionary, improvement-obsessed glossy age. Tenner exhibits why our self belief in technological options will be lost, and explores ways that we will greater continue to exist in an international the place regardless of technology's advances--and usually because of them--"reality is often gaining on us."  For a person hoping to appreciate the ways that society and know-how engage, Why issues chunk Back is quintessential 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 find the money for to disregard this book."--Jackson Lears, Wilson Quarterly

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