Engineering Tomorrow: Today's Technology Experts Envision the Next Century

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The rush of technology in the 20th century brought more advancesthan the 11th through 19th centuries combined. Automobiles andaircraft, television and radio, computers and globalcommunications, medical imaging and the leap of humans beyondEarth's atmosphere -- all these were born from the creative sparkand labor of scientists and engineers.

How can we ensure that technology is humane and not inane? Cannations mount an effective defense without having to shoot? Whencomputer intelligence exceeds human intelligence, what will it meanto be human? If you could "uninvent" one technology, which wouldyou choose -- and why? How can we prevent ourselves from drowningin high-tech waste? Why should engineers take the long view?

These questions and many others are explored in EngineeringTomorrow: Today's Technology Experts Envision the Next Centuryby 50 world-renowned experts in all disciplines of science andtechnology.

Nobel laureates Arno Penzias and Charles H. Townes, Internetco-inventor Vinton G. Cerf, environmentalist Stewart Brand,physicist Freeman J. Dyson, record-holding oceanographer Sylvia A.Earle, arms experts Norman R. Augustine and Richard L. Garwin, andmicrochip pioneers Jack S. Kilby and Gordon E. Moore are among the50 featured scientists and engineers who envision technology'spotential for the 21st century -- as well as the socialresponsibility borne by all who are engineering today and planningfor tomorrow.

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Science & Technology Engineering Tomorrow Today’sTechnology Experts Envision the Next Century Edited by Janie FoukeWritten by Trudy E. Bell and Dave Dooling The rush of technology inthe 20th century has brought more advances than the11th through 19th combined. Automobiles andaircraft, television and radio, computers and globalcommunications, medical imaging,and the leap of humans beyondEarth’s atmosphere—all were born from the creative sparkand labor of scientists and engineers.

  • How can we ensure that technology is humane and not inane?
  • Can nations mount an effective defense without having toshoot?
  • When computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence, whatwill it mean to be human?
  • If you could ‘uninvent’ one technology, which wouldyou choose—and why?
  • How can we prevent ourselves from drowning in high-techwaste?
  • Why should engineers take the long view?
These questions and many more are explored in Engineering Tomorrow:Today’s Technology Experts Envision the Next Century by 50world-renowned experts in all disciplines of science andtechnology. Nobel laureates Arno Penzias and Charles H. Townes,Internet co-inventor Vinton G. Cerf, environmentalist StewartBrand, physicist Freeman J. Dyson, record-holding oceanographerSylvia A. Earle, arms experts Norman R. Augustine and Richard L.Garwin, and microchip pioneers Jack S. Kilby and Gordon E. Mooreare among the 50 featured scientists and engineers who envisiontechnology’s potential for the 21st century—aswell as the social responsibility borne by all who are engineeringtomorrow. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and ElectronicsEngineers) is the world’s largest technical professionalsociety, with 340,000 members in more than 150 countries. Itsmembers are in the forefront of industries ranging from aerospace,computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power andconsumer electronics. "Networking the world," the IEEE helps tofoster technological innovation, enable members’ careers andpromote a global professional community. The IEEE represents notonly technical interests, but also works for social consciousnessin education, engineering management, and the implications oftechnology for human life.

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"How will the next century change us?" is commonly asked as the 20th century comes to a close. Engineering Tomorrow not only explores the answers to this question but also asks: "How will we change the next century?" Bell, former editor of Scientific American and Omni, and Dooling, principal writer, Science@NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, mix a history of recent technological advances with an analysis of where engineering seems to be headed. Sidebars containing insights from 50 of today's leading technology experts (including Nobel laureates, inventors, and engineering fellows) are interspersed in the narrative. Many of these experts raise ethical and societal concerns dealing with how these advances will be used. Myriad technologies are reviewed including electric vehicles, artificial organs, space exploration, and the Internet. An entire chapter is dedicated to our responsibility to the environment. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.AWilliam Baer, Harold B. Lee Lib., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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