The Triumph of Technology: The BBC Reith Lectures 2005

The Triumph of Technology: The BBC Reith Lectures 2005

by Alec Broers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521861586

ISBN-13: 9780521861588

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Technology has shaped human life since the beginnings of civilization. In the 2005 Reith Lectures, Alec Broers shows how we owe to technologists most of what drives our world today. Using easily understood examples, he explains how today's remarkable technologies emerged, and conveys the excitement of the modern creative process that engages people all over the world…  See more details below

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"Technology has shaped human life since the beginnings of civilization. In the 2005 Reith Lectures, Alec Broers shows how we owe to technologists most of what drives our world today. Using easily understood examples, he explains how today's remarkable technologies emerged, and conveys the excitement of the modern creative process that engages people all over the world. Having worked in both industry and universities, his views on their roles are strong, and he clearly recommends how they can best work together." Alec Broers accepts that we need to understand technology's potential dangers, but is optimistic that this can be done. Worldwide collaboration will be needed, and a willingness on the part of the developed world to help the emerging world and to constrain its own use of limited resources. Only through technology, he argues, will we find solutions to the problems that threaten our planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521861588
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1The triumph of technology1
2Collaboration21
3Managing innovation41
4Nanotechnology and nanoscience59
5Risk and responsibility79
By way of conclusion97

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