Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds - Greg Milner

Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

By Greg Milner

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Engineering

Description

"One of the most mesmerizing and exhilarating, yet alarming modern technology books…an extraordinary tale." —Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Pinpoint tells the fascinating story of a hidden system that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Tracking the development of GPS from its origins as a bomb guidance system to its present ubiquity, Greg Milner examines the technology’s double-edged effect on the way we live, work, and travel. Savvy and original, this sweeping scientific history offers startling insight into how humans understand their place in the world.