Why Things Bite Back
Technology and the Revenge of Unintended ConsequencesBook - 1996
In this fascinating book, historian of science Edward Tenner takes a fine-toothed comb to several realms of technological intervention and discovers a resolute pattern of "revenge effects, "paradoxical, ironic consequences of the step s we take supposedly to improve our lives. Whether proliferating technology is fated to lead us to utopia, we can be certain that it has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1996.
Characteristics: xiii, 346 p. ;,24 cm.