How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

By Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson explores the interconnectedness of innovation and its impact on society. With thought-provoking insights and captivating storytelling, Johnson takes readers on a journey through six pivotal innovations that have shaped our modern world.

From the development of glass to the invention of refrigeration, Johnson reveals the hidden history of everyday objects and how they have sparked revolutionary changes. Each chapter focuses on a specific innovation, allowing readers to delve into the fascinating stories behind inventions like the printing press and the discovery of antibiotics.

Through these narratives, Johnson unveils the ripple effects of these innovations – how they have altered our environment, transformed industries, and vastly improved our quality of life. He highlights the unintended consequences and unexpected connections that arise from these technological advancements, painting a comprehensive picture of human progress.

By examining the intersections of science, technology, and society, Johnson challenges conventional wisdom and encourages readers to think critically about the future. Ultimately, How We Got To Now is a compelling exploration of the past, present, and future of innovation, highlighting its crucial role in shaping our world.
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