Why Things Bite Back

"Unpredictability in every field is the result of the conquest of the whole of the present world by scientific power."


"I mean humankind's modification of of its biological and physical surroundings."

Has become a source of discontent, "More discontented than when they were inferior."


"The technological dream of a self correcting world is an illusion...."

Technology demands more, not less, human work to function. And it introduces more subtle and insidious problems to replace acute ones. Nor are the acute ones ever completely eliminated..."


running We are on a treadmill that we can no longer dismount from...."


Edward Tenner, Why Things Bite Back, 1997.