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WHY THINGS BITE BACK:
TECHNOLOGY AND THE REVENGE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

by EDWARD TENNER

ISBN 0679425632 / 9780679425632 / 0-679-42563-2
Publisher RANDOM HOUSE
Language English
Edition Softcover
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To the Hopi Indians in America's Southwest, our existence will soon become koyaanissqatsi or "a world out of balance." Some doomsday theorists, like historian Edward Tenner, argue we are already there. But unlike many of his colleagues, Tenner doesn't believe technology is causing the world's demise--rather, it is carrying us, as individuals, to our own koyaanissqatsi more quickly. Technological "breakthroughs" such as X-rays and computers have their immediate benefits, but their long-term consequences in terms of health and environmental risks, lost time, and disintegration of traditions set us back further than where we started in the first place. While Tenner doesn't damn technology, he cautions for modest and skeptical acceptance of it. [via]