The Nature of Technology

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‘The Nature of Technology’ will change the way you think about this fundamental subject forever. W. Brian Arthur’s many years of thinking and writing about technology have culminated in a unique understanding of his subject. Here he examines the nature of technology itself: what is it and how does it evolve?

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In The Nature of Technology, ground-breaking economist W. Brian Arthur explores the extraordinary way in which the technology that surrounds us and allows us to live our modern lives has actually been developed. Rather than coming from a series of one-off inventions, almost all the technology we use today comes from previous developments: these technologies are not being created, but are instead evolving.

With fascinating examples, from laser printers to powerplants, Arthur reveals how our own problem-solving skills and creative vision can evolve alongside these technologies, and how this understanding can even improve our understanding of the wider world.

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Weight0.191 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

246

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

601 (edition:22)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F