why things bite back technology and the revenge of unintended consequences

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Why Things Bite Back

Author : Edward Tenner
ISBN : 1857025946
Genre : Technology
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This work contends that with every great advance in science and technology, there is a corresponding revenge effect. Yesterday's asbestos curtain, for example, which used to be used for protection, now implies a long-term chronic hazard. The book combines common themes from widely differing disciplines such as traffic engineering, epidemiology, ecology, social psychology, and organizational behaviour.The resulting overview offers a template for problem solving across the board - be it in business management, household matters, or how to cope with the general stress of living in the technological world.

Why Things Bite Back

Author : Edward Tenner
ISBN : 0613913922
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Explores the irony of progress in technology, including how advances in medicine, mechanics, transportation, and computers have had natural regressive consequences for society and the economy

Unintended Consequences Of Human Actions

Author : Elena Ermolaeva
ISBN : 9780761854463
Genre : Social Science
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Using a mixed-method approach, Unintended Consequences of Human Actions documents a wide range of unintended and unanticipated consequences of human actions. The major message is the urgent need to review a range of possible outcomes of human actions. During these fragile times 'looking down the road' has become imperative.

Culture Technology

Author : Jennifer Daryl Slack
ISBN : 0820450073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Culture + Technology is an essential guide to the fascinating history of these debates, and offers new perspectives that give readers the tools they need to make informed decisions about the role of technology in our lives. In clear and compelling language, Slack and Wise untangle and expose the cultural assumptions that underlie our thinking about technology, stories so deeply held we often don't recognize their influence. The book considers the perceived inevitability of technological advance and our myths about progress. It also looks at sources of resistance to these stories from the Luddites of the 19th century to the Unabomber in our own time. Slack and Wise help readers sift through the confusions about culture and technology that arise in their own everyday lives."--BOOK JACKET.

The Color Revolution

Author : Regina Lee Blaszczyk
ISBN : 9780262017770
Genre : Art
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"In association with the Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C."

Our Own Devices

Author : Edward Tenner
ISBN : 0375407227
Genre : Science
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Looks at how the inventions we have created to help, protect, and ease our lives dramatically affect the human body and human life, examining the sometimes suprising ways in which technology has transformed the world.

The Idea Factory

Author : Jon Gertner
ISBN : 9781101561089
Genre : Business & Economics
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From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs. In The Idea Factory, Jon Gertner traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's most important inventions and delivers a riveting and heretofore untold chapter of American history. At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs. Today, when the drive to invent has become a mantra, Bell Labs offers us a way to enrich our understanding of the challenges and solutions to technological innovation. Here, after all, was where the foundational ideas on the management of innovation were born. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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