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Technology’s Unlikely Application of the Art of War

Andre T. Tan


The Art of War has become one of the most popular and influential texts of Chinese literature; it has found use beyond the military and strategic purposes similar to how the West has found use for it in business. What’s surprising, however, is that one can observe that technology itself was able to apply the Art of War in how it has become such a pervading force of everyday life today, with most of humankind today essentially relying on technology. This paper first tackles a number of related questions; afterwards, each chapter of the Art of War will be examined and analyzed to decipher how technology itself “applied” (or could not apply) the knowledge in that chapter.


Art of War; Technology; Philosophy; Application

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