By William Byers
In today's unpredictable and chaotic global, we glance to technology to supply simple task and answers--and frequently blame it while issues get it wrong. The Blind Spot unearths why our religion in clinical simple task is a perilous phantasm, and the way purely through embracing science's inherent ambiguities and paradoxes will we actually enjoy its good looks and harness its potential.
Crackling with insights into our such a lot difficult modern dilemmas, from weather swap to the worldwide monetary meltdown, this ebook demanding situations our so much sacredly held ideals approximately technological know-how, know-how, and development. while, it indicates how the key to raised technology are available the place we least count on it--in the doubtful, the ambiguous, and the unavoidably unpredictable. William Byers explains why the subjective aspect in clinical inquiry is actually what makes it so dynamic, and deftly balances the necessity for simple task and rigor in technology with the both vital want for creativity, freedom, and downright ask yourself. Drawing on an array of attention-grabbing examples--from Wall Street's overreliance on algorithms to supply simple task in doubtful markets, to undecidable difficulties in arithmetic and computing device technology, to Georg Cantor's paradoxical yet actual statement approximately infinity--Byers demonstrates how we will and needs to research from the life of blind spots in our medical and mathematical understanding.
The Blind Spot deals a completely new mind set approximately technology, one who highlights its strengths and obstacles, its unrealized promise, and, specifically, its unavoidable ambiguity. It additionally issues to a extra refined method of the main intractable difficulties of our time.
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