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This educational series charts how historical innovation and technology in one area can radically impact another, and on and on. Host, James Burke leads us through these developments up to modern-day applications. Examples inlude: How the technology of a French loom maintains relevance for the creation of IBM ; how colonial piracy leads to our modern system of insurance and the concept of international law ; and the connection between cellophane and early radar technology. Emphasis is placed on social history to provide a sense of perspective with technological invention.


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