Engineering Tomorrow: Today's Technology Experts Envision the Next Century
January 2000, Wiley-IEEE Press
How can we ensure that technology is humane and not inane? Can nations mount an effective defense without having to shoot? When computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence, what will it mean to be human? If you could "uninvent" one technology, which would you choose -- and why? How can we prevent ourselves from drowning in high-tech waste? Why should engineers take the long view?
These questions and many others are explored in Engineering Tomorrow: Today's Technology Experts Envision the Next Century by 50 world-renowned experts in all disciplines of science and technology.
Nobel laureates Arno Penzias and Charles H. Townes, Internet co-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, and microchip pioneers Jack S. Kilby and Gordon E. Moore are among the 50 featured scientists and engineers who envision technology's potential for the 21st century -- as well as the social responsibility borne by all who are engineering today and planning for tomorrow.
Threshold of the New Millennium.
TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOCIETY'S INFRASTRUCTURE.
Structures and Devices.
Systems and Management.
Computers and Software.
HUMAN APPLICATION TECHNOLOGIES.
Medicine and Biology.
ENGINEERING OUR PRIORITIES.
War and Peace.
Preparing Engineers for Tomorrow.
Appendix: The Fifty Technology Experts.
About the Authors.
About the Editor.