I was thrilled today to receive another outstanding endorsement of Not So Fast from another scholar I deeply admire, Ted Postol, longtime professor at MIT and one of the world’s leading experts on weapons design and control.
Here is what he said:
Doug Hill’s book Not so Fast is not a criticism of technological innovation and enterprise, but rather a careful and well-thought-out advisory on the unpredictable effects of technology on human activities and culture. This exceptionally interesting book not only contains an exceedingly diverse set of examples of how technological outcomes can differ from what is intended and expected, but it also contains a very interesting review of how wrong the predictions and advice of “technological visionaries” can be. Anybody who is interested in the unexpected consequences of technological innovation should consider this book an important contribution to their library.– Theodore A. Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology