The Nature of Technology

The Nature of Technology

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a€œMore than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being, a€ says W. Brian Arthur. Yet despite technologya€™s irrefutable importance in our daily lives, until now its major questions have gone unanswered. Where do new technologies come from? What constitutes innovation, and how is it achieved? Does technology, like biological life, evolve? In this groundbreaking work, pioneering technology thinker and economist W. Brian Arthur answers these questions and more, setting forth a boldly original way of thinking about technology. The Nature of Technology is an elegant and powerful theory of technologya€™s origins and evolution. Achieving for the development of technology what Thomas Kuhna€™s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions did for scientific progress, Arthur explains how transformative new technologies arise and how innovation really works. Drawing on a wealth of examples, from historical inventions to the high-tech wonders of today, Arthur takes us on a mind-opening journey that will change the way we think about technology and how it structures our lives. The Nature of Technology is a classic for our times.Does technology, like biological life, evolve? In this groundbreaking work, pioneering technology thinker and economist W. Brian Arthur answers these questions and more, setting forth a boldly original way of thinking about technology.


Title:The Nature of Technology
Author: W. Brian Arthur
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-08-11
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