Unintended Effects of Technology Change Lives in Irrational Ways

The introductions of various technologies have sometimes affected our lives in ways that are illogical, but we still seem to accept them. Understanding, or even recognizing, the unintended positive and negative side effects or “spillovers” of innovation is not an easy task. We tend to “misunderstand” or “misinterpret” new technologies in terms of the older technologies that have shaped our current consciousness and living environments. These misunderstandings often prevent us from recognizing changes that, if clearly perceived, might be considered outrageous or dangerous.

Read more in Think Again: Acceptable Insanity by Philip J. Bossert, Ph.D., The Institute for Triple Helix Innovation

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