More than anything else technology creates our world It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being, says W Brian Arthur Yet despite technologys 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 , setting forth a boldly original way of thinking about technology The Nature of Technology is an elegant and powerful theory of technologys origins and evolution Achieving for the development of technology what Thomas Kuhns 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....
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The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves Reviews
There are flashes of brilliance in this work. The topic is very important and the author provides fairly clear definitions and useful examples. As the author clearly demonstrates technology is what defines are standard of living. The author’s understand that all technology is build on existing elements is very important. His explanation that neither technology nor the economy is ever in equilibrium is a point that cannot made too often. His suggested definition of economics is a profound movement in the right direction. Also his explanation that both technology and biological entities are built hierarchically and higher levels of technology cannot be created until the building blocks are in place is very important. His computer “experiment” about the development of logic circuits was very interesting. Most writing on technology and “innovation” is nonsense, with no definition, no useful conclusions, no defined course of action – it is all smoke and mirrors with anecdotal facts, worthy of PT Barnum.
I haven't read anything like this before. It really hit home with me in terms of how technology keeps evolving. Also, how technology and the economy are so incredibly intertwined. If you're in business and your industry is being impacted by rapid changes in technology this book is "ground level" required reading.
My boss suggested the book. It had some good thoughts, but he followed the mantra of many authors, "when something can be said clearly in 100 words, why not instead use 1000?" That made it somewhat tedious reading.
another good read for system engineers
This work is remarkable!!!! it is a must. If you want to know something about technology... you must read it. I am waiting for the next Brian Arthur's book on the subject...
One of the best books in my life. I don't wanna recommend this kind of book to other people, because I wanna keep the secret by myself.
Everyone talks about technology. Here is what IT is.
I found the argument presented challenging but I had to think deeply to see both the merit in the arguments Arthur advanced and why I disagree with some of them.