Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation Browne, John

Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

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LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019

'An ode to the ways in which engineering has improved human civilisation' John Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet

'A blueprint for future global progress underpinned by the spirit of innovation' Lord Foster, architect

Today's unprecedented pace of change leaves many people wondering what new technologies are doing to our lives. Has social media robbed us of our privacy and fed us with false information? Are the decisions about our health, security and finances made by computer programs inexplicable and biased? Will these algorithms become so complex that we can no longer control them? Are robots going to take our jobs? Will better healthcare lead to an ageing population which cannot be cared for? Can we provide housing for our ever-growing urban populations? Will we all be terrorised by autonomous drones that can identify and kill us, one by one? And has our demand for energy driven the Earth's climate to the edge of catastrophe?

John Browne argues that we need not and must not put the brakes on technological advance. Civilisation is founded on engineering innovation; all progress stems from the human urge to make things and to shape the world around us, resulting in greater freedom, health and wealth for all. Drawing on history, his own experiences and conversations with many of today's great innovators, he uncovers the basis for all progress and its consequences, both good and bad. He argues compellingly that the same spark that triggers each innovation can be used to counter its negative consequences. Make, Think, Imagine provides an eloquent blueprint for how we can keep moving towards a brighter future.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781526605702
BY (AUTHOR) Browne, John
PUBLISHER : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC PUBLICATION DATE : May 30, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 656 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
Society & Social Sciences

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ORIGINAL PRICE $210.00 SALE PRICE $147.00 DESCRIPTION : LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019'An ode to the ways in which engineering has improved human civilisation' John Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet'A blueprint for future global progress underpinned by the spirit of innovation' Lord Foster, architectToday's unprecedented pace of change leaves many people wondering what new technologies are doing to our lives. Has social media robbed us of our privacy and fed us with false information? Are the decisions about our health, security and finances made by computer programs inexplicable and biased? Will these algorithms become so complex that we can no longer control them? Are robots going to take our jobs? Will better healthcare lead to an ageing population which cannot be cared for? Can we provide housing for our ever-growing urban populations? Will we all be terrorised by autonomous drones that can identify and kill us, one by one? And has our demand for energy driven the Earth's climate to the edge of catastrophe?John Browne argues that we need not and must not put the brakes on technological advance. Civilisation is founded on engineering innovation; all progress stems from the human urge to make things and to shape the world around us, resulting in greater freedom, health and wealth for all. Drawing on history, his own experiences and conversations with many of today's great innovators, he uncovers the basis for all progress and its consequences, both good and bad. He argues compellingly that the same spark that triggers each innovation can be used to counter its negative consequences. Make, Think, Imagine provides an eloquent blueprint for how we can keep moving towards a brighter future. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781526605702 BY (AUTHOR) Browne, John PUBLISHER : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC PUBLICATION DATE : May 30, 2019 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm WEIGHT : 656 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Mathematics & Science Society & Social Sciences *This is a fixed price & non-returnable item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.