Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity
This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner “the philosopher of everyday technology.” Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways we never intended or imagined, he shows that the things we create have a tendency to bounce back and change us.
The reclining chair, originally designed for brief, healthful relaxation, has become the very symbol of obesity. The helmet, invented for military purposes, has made possible new sports like mountain biking and rollerblading. The typewriter, created to make business run more smoothly, has resulted in wide-spread vision problems, which in turn have made people more reliant on another invention—eyeglasses. As he sheds light on the many ways inventions surprise and renew us, Tenner considers where technology will take us in the future, and what we can expect from the devices that we no longer seem able to live without.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes HumanityUser Review - dejah_thoris - Goodreads
From baby bottles and formula to helmets, Tenner covers nine body technologies and how they have shaped our interactions with each other and the environment. Technologies include: bottles and formula ... Read full review
Review: Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes HumanityUser Review - Lance - Goodreads
This book is very detailed at times. There are times that a diagram or picture would be very helpful. I found reading it a section at a time made it enjoyable with out getting frustrated at the amount of infomation. Read full review
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