Engineering Vision Technology: Revolution and Optimism

authored by: Pulendu Ghosh
ISBN: 9789389571813 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 190 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2020
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 16.1 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 476 GMS
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market, technology, engineering, global issues, culturally diverse, emerging technologies, human dimensions, manufacturing industry, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, work-life balance, exponential development, society, welfare

We live in the world where nothing is difficult, if there is market. There is therefore the dilemma of want and need. Technology wants, what life wants. Using technologies, it seems, it is possible to do anything and produce anything.

The centre of gravity of engineering profession is shifting. The world wants confident engineers who can foresee and manage the unknown and unexpected problems. Engineers are expected to understand global issues, and the nuances of working in a culturally diverse space. They are expected to appreciate, more than before, the human dimensions of emerging technologies.

There are many questions, such as - Do I take pride in designing a thing and manufacturing it, as I take pride in packaging it? Are we cultivating the right kind of engineering mindset? What a general engineering toolkit must contain? Are there enough challenging jobs in the manufacturing industry to attract good engineers? Is it right to allow the creation of future elites who have augmented themselves with artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, without inventing a way to manage their superhuman abilities? Can there be better engineering than life itself?

Should we be optimistic about the future of technology? Are we working harder than we are required to work? Can technology improve work-life balance? Is the society ready to accept the exponential development challenges? These, and many such issues are the concerns of science, engineering, technology and society.

This book is an attempt to deliberate upon these issues for the welfare of humankind.

1. Mindset Defines the Contours of Life 2. Science Refines the Spirit of Life 3. Engineering Designs the Vision of Life 4. Convergence of Engineering and the Science of Life 5. Technology Revolution and Optimism 6. Future of Work 7. COVID Crisis and Technology Update 8. Notes

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