Impacts of convergence
What Pacey contends is profound. Postman asserts that ideas about organization emerged from Francis Thayer, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and George Whistler. A new organization of life was emerging. Pursell argues that William Shipley, Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr., and Frederick Winslow Taylor are contributors to the new way of organizing life.
Pacey argues, that to properly understand the power of tools there is a need to see how human social organization changes -- indeed must change-- to make the most effective use of new technology. The precise behavioral changes depend on the technical facets of the tools involved.
The creative imagination was so revered that the period after the French Revolution was called the "Age of invention" from 1800 to 1900 based on a variety of convergent inventions. These basically new mechanical inventions spawned industrial techniques including transmission of electricity, steam transportation, the graphical revolution, managerial techniques, and a chemical redefinition of matter.