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  • Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences | Edward Tenner

    Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Edward Tenner
    • Narrated By Steve Kramer
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    In this perceptive and provocative look at everything from computer software that requires faster processors and more support staff to antibiotics that breed resistant strains of bacteria, Edward Tenner offers a virtual encyclopedia of what he calls "revenge effects" - the unintended consequences of the mechanical, chemical, biological, and medical forms of ingenuity that have been hallmarks of the progressive, improvement-obsessed modern age.

    vurnt22 says: "A SINGULAR work on Technology and it's effects."
  • Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity | Edward Tenner

    Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Edward Tenner
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
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    Once we step on the treadmill of progress, it's hard to step off. Yet Edward Tenner shows that human ingenuity can be applied in self-preservation as well, and he sheds light on the ways in which the users of commonplace technology surprise designers and engineers, as when early typists developed the touch method still employed on today's keyboards. And he offers concrete advice for reaping benefits from the devices that we no longer seem able to live without. Although dependent on these objects, we can also use them to liberate ourselves.

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