9781643132129-1643132121-Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization

Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization

ISBN-13: 9781643132129
ISBN-10: 1643132121
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Browne, John
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781643132129
ISBN-10: 1643132121
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Browne, John
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Browne, John wrote Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization comprising 416 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1643132121 and 9781643132129. Since then Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.87 or rent at the marketplace.

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An impassioned defense of progress and innovation—and an argument for social responsibility from engineer, businessman, and former CEO of BP Lord John Browne.

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? Can we provide housing for our ever-growing urban populations? 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. Civilization 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.

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