Technology shadows us from the moment we are born to the
moment we die. Our story cannot be told without telling the
story of technology, without understanding both how we mould
it to our ever-changing purposes, and how, in turn, technology
shapes our deepest needs and desires.
In this anthology of essays, world-leading historians, academics and writers trace technology’s
influence on industry and the economy, warfare and espionage, culture and communication, and ponder what the future holds in the continuously evolving relationship between
man and technology.