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

Dave Dooling, Trudy E. Bell

  • 出版商: Wiley-IEEE Press
  • 出版日期: 2000-01-14
  • 售價: $4,007
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 324
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0780353625
  • ISBN-13: 9780780353626

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Science & Technology Engineering Tomorrow Today’s Technology Experts Envision the Next Century Edited by Janie Fouke Written by Trudy E. Bell and Dave Dooling The rush of technology in the 20th century has brought more advances than the 11th through 19th combined. Automobiles and aircraft, television and radio, computers and global communications, medical imaging,and the leap of humans beyond Earth’s atmosphere—all were born from the creative spark and labor of scientists and engineers.

  • 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 more 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 tomorrow. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world’s largest technical professional society, with 340,000 members in more than 150 countries. Its members are in the forefront of industries ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. "Networking the world," the IEEE helps to foster technological innovation, enable members’ careers and promote a global professional community. The IEEE represents not only technical interests, but also works for social consciousness in education, engineering management, and the implications of technology for human life.

 

 

Table of Contents:

Foreword.

Preface.

Threshold of the New Millennium.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOCIETY'S INFRASTRUCTURE.

Structures and Devices.

Systems and Management.

Computers and Software.

HUMAN APPLICATION TECHNOLOGIES.

Communications.

Entertainment.

Medicine and Biology.

Transportation.

Exploration.

ENGINEERING OUR PRIORITIES.

The Environment.

War and Peace.

Preparing Engineers for Tomorrow.

Appendix: The Fifty Technology Experts.

About the Authors.

About the Editor.

Acknowledgments.

Index.