[[ Read kindle ]] Think, Make, Imagine: A Brief History of the Future Author John Browne – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Think, Make, Imagine: A Brief History of the Future LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDAn 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

3 thoughts on “Think, Make, Imagine: A Brief History of the Future

  1. says:

    Well written Dispels myths about upcoming tech Engrossing and insightful.

  2. says:

    Lord John Browne has come up with a gem of collection of his interactions with industry leaders who have pioneered engineering tasks in their respective fields This collage of thoughts segmented into 10 chapters is easy to read for students of engineering Ideal gifting book also.

  3. says:

    I ve always been a believer that the best way to improve the world is to make things that people want and need Innovation will solve our problems It may create some new ones, but it will solve them too All the politicians and philosophers in the world won t solve problems like global warming It will take scientist, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators Don t fall into the trap of government s one size fits all solutions Create Use trial and error Improve incrementally or through disruptive change Don t depend on the talkers

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