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KWH. ([PDF]) How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World. Detail ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○. Author: Steven Johnson Pages: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Click button below to download or read this book. Six Innovations That Made the Modern World. Then you will enjoy Steven Johnson’s “How We Got to Now.”. If you’ve ever wondered how big ideas are born, then you’ve probably come across Steven Johnson’s popular TED Talk.
Or how the bikini trend owes its existence to the Chicago sewer system of the s? Or, say, how mirrors started the Renaissance? And Why? In fact, anyone curious about innovation and related topics will love this book. The links it continually makes are so mindboggling and implausible that you are bound to be left guessing until the very end. Johnson has written nine books, and most of them have received rave reviews.
So as to be able to compete, the bee hummingbird — the smallest bird on earth — evolved to dwarfism. And even better — they developed metabolism and wings which allowed them to hover the same way insects do.
It is about the evolution of human societies. And the unsung heroes who made it possible. Steven Johnson uses the story above to explain his central premise.
And to name it — appropriately — the Hummingbird Effect. You already understand what it is intuitively. Namely, that one simple innovation may open the doors to an entirely new world and launch a hundred more changes, most of them utterly unexpected.
Sometimes, making the connection between the last and the first of them may seem far-fetched; but, even so, it gives the right perspective. So, spoiler alert! No material on Earth mattered more to those conceptual breakthroughs than glass.
And mirrors gave artists another advantage: they were now able to study perspective better. In other words, the Renaissance owes a lot to glass and mirrors. And the Renaissance, coincidentally, was the first period of history when people became self-reflective. Fast forward, and you have lenses and glasses — which made it possible for some people to read even deep into their old age.
And for others to build telescopes and microscopes and see the invisible world all around us.
And yet — soon enough, the human societies may move in a previously unforeseen direction because of his invention. You see, Birdseye is the father of the modern frozen food industry. He discovered fast freezing while ice fishing with the Inuit. Strange, ha? Neither of them mentioned Reginald Fessenden , i. Up Next: "Time" episode airs Wednesday, October 25 at 11 p.
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In San Francisco, he climbs into a rat and cockroach-infested sewer that keeps the above-ground world clean; in Dubai, he goes skiing in a gigantic indoor winter wonderland in the middle of the desert; and, in Venice, he meets a descendant of Angelo Barovier, the first person to create crystal-clear glass — an invention that creates a chain reaction of innovations that has made everything from deep space exploration to global communication possible.
Episode 4: "Light" airs Wednesday, November 8 at 11 p. See how a French scientist accidentally discovered how to create neon light, leading to a revolution in advertising.
Follow stevenbjohnson on Twitter. Up Next: "Cold" episode airs Wednesday, November 22 at 11 p. Only in the last years have humans learned how to make things cold. Host Steven Johnson explains how ice entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made ice delivery the second biggest export business in the U. Preview of Cold Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames.