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People: Structure: Engineering - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

What follows is an exploration of the way in which we might structure ourselves to survive the new century beautifully. It considers what we can do to engineer structures for the world in which we are to live, not simply as steel and concrete, but as structures for work and learning, social structures, and structures for thinking. It takes as its central theme the notion that, as technology opens more and more doors, there will be a gathering need for people with ideas to direct it toward the common good. Although this sounds altruistic, it could be fertile territory for broadminded engineers and specialists alike, a maturing of our role on the planet. Professor Chris Wise

Author(s): Wise, Chris

Keywords: creativity;ideas;communicating;building teams;society;information technology;roles