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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
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period:  1960-2000 Age of Ambivalence

Front cover of book, Prozac Nation, 1996. © Science Museum / Science and Society

Techno-science reaches further into peoples' lives than ever before. From advanced fertilisation techniques to the Internet to artificial heart valves, technology's reach is all-encompassing. But unease remains: 'high-tech' is at odds with concepts such as with astrology, aromatherapy and magic.

1960-2000
Age of Ambivalence
Personal computers and information networks
Inventors barely out of school began a global computer revolution.
Medicine as new technology
New science helped medicine identify and cure previously untreatable problems.
The birth of Environmentalism
Humankind begins to understand that the earth has its limits.
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