Kurt Möser has published two books on the topic of “Grauzonen der Technikgeschichte” – (Grey Zones in the History of Technology).
Three examples of Grey Zones could be the following: Influential inventors, who from today’s point of view are seen as a failure, large scale projects which took so long to complete, they were already outdated by technological progress once finished and the unintended usage of technology for criminal purposes.
Why is it important to research these grey zones? What impact does technology have on us? Why do we crave certain technologies and what can and have we learnt from past technologies? These questions and more are topics not only in Kurt Möser’s research, but also in the following interview which Joshua Bayless held with him.