What do transistors, lithium batteries and AK-47s have in common?
Each one of those inventions fast-forwarded human history. They and many more, argues Austin-based author Robert Bryce, are examples of a trend in nature and society toward making things, faster, cheaper and – Bryce argues – better.
Bryce's new book is called "Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong." He spoke to Texas Standard host David Brown.
Download an extended version of this conversation for free on iTunes in the Texas Standard podcast.
Robert Bryce will be at BookPeople on May 17 at 5 p.m.