Greeks bearing gifts
From Antikythera to AI — tracking the labyrinthine path of technology’s progress. “Do periods of rapid technological advance necessarily bring with them accelerating fears of the future?” Simon Winchester explores the questions behind human's relationship with machines. He reflects on the short amount of time we have had to consider the pros and cons of electronic and nuclear technology and the one curious Greek mechanism that predates and puzzles historians to this day.
From Lapham's Quarterly