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- DescriptionThe Triumph of Techlogy is taken from Lord Alec Broers' 2005 BBC Reith Lectures on the role and importance of techlogy in our lives. The lectures discuss the way techlogy has shaped life since the beginnings of civilization, explaining how we owe to techlogists most of what drives our world today, how techlogies develop, and the excitement of the modern creative process. There are some who believe that techlogy's future development should be controlled, and that it may already have gone too far, especially in areas such as the use of energy - something which has the potential to permanently harm our environment. Alec Broers argues that although we need to understand such dangers, and use techlogy wisely, it can improve our lives - that we must look to techlogy to solve many of the problems that threaten our planet. Included here are the complete lectures plus a new introduction and conclusion.
- Author BiographyLord Broers is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. He spent nineteen years in the research and development laboratories of IBM in the USA and then twenty years at Cambridge University as Professor of Electrical Engineering, Master of Churchill College, Head of the Engineering Department, and Vice-Chancellor. In his research at Cambridge and at IBM, he pioneered the use of electron beams to write the patterns for silicon chips.
- Author(s)Alec Broers
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication03/11/2005
- SubjectInventions & Technology: General Interest
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight260 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine10 mm
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