0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues

Buy Now

Make, Think, Imagine - The Future of Civilisation (Paperback) Loot Price: R228
Discovery Miles 2 280
You Save: R57 (20%)
Make, Think, Imagine - The Future of Civilisation (Paperback): John Browne

Make, Think, Imagine - The Future of Civilisation (Paperback)

John Browne

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R285 Loot Price R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 You Save R57 (20%)

Bookmark and Share

In stock. We should be able to ship within 24 hours. More are available from supplier.

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.

General

Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2020
Authors: John Browne
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
ISBN-13: 978-1-5266-0572-6
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
LSN: 1-5266-0572-4
Barcode: 9781526605726

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners