Why Technologies Become Geopolitical

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When we delve into a delicious cinnamon bun for a treat, we don’t tend to think about the how that spice impacted technological developments and geopolitics. But spices had a huge impact on technology development and geopolitics. Because colonial powers rather enjoyed new spices, they wanted to get more as fast as possible. This spurred on the development of ships and navigation techniques.

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Giles Crouch | Digital Anthropologist

Digital / Cultural Anthropologist | I'm in WIRED, Forbes, National Geographic etc. | I help companies create & launch human-centric technology products.