Lesson Five: Our Tools and Us

Reading Summary

“We create our tools and then our tools create us.” – John Culkin

In this lesson we explore the complex relationships between tools and humans.  We begin by exploring the neolithic revolution, a complex set of cultural changes that came along with the domestication of plants and animals.  And we go on to explore what kinds of cultural changes we might expect in the future as new media, new forms of automation, and other technologies continue to transform our world, our relationships, and ourselves.

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