chapter1 - 1.- The Trigger Effect Man's love-hate relation...

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1 1. 1. - The Trigger Effect The Trigger Effect z Man’s love-hate relation with technology. Ex. N.Y. Black out (11/9/65). Everything is “connected”, something fails (a relay) everything becomes unstable. z Every innovation acts as a trigger of change. z The scratch plough is the first trigger, which resulted from the change in weather (this is before 4000 B.C.) Chapter 1 deals with the 1965 New York blackout as a clear example of the love- hate relationship humans have with technology. There are other important examples, a more recent black out in New York, this time in 2003, which resulted as a consequence of a computer malfunction. This chapter also talks about the fact that an innovation can act as a trigger of change. When an innovation comes about in science and technology, that usually prompts others to build upon it in order to improve it or to work on derivations of it. The motivations are several and very different with one of the main driving forces being economic gain. The invention of the plough (plow) was related to the the river rising and receding
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