Book review and giveaway: Measurement A Very Short Introduction – David J. Hand

By Jade Fell  Here at E&T we want to make it easier for you to expand your knowledge of engineering and technology-specific matter. That’s why we have once again teamed up with Oxford University Press and are giving the chance for 10 lucky readers to win the latest in the Very Short Introduction series. Measurement may not sound like the most exciting topic to sink your teeth into as it takes a certain type of person to become excited by a ruler. Yet this book has much more to offer than just a history of centimetres (cm) and inches. Rather, it … Continue reading Book review and giveaway: Measurement A Very Short Introduction – David J. Hand

Book review: The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth – Robin Hanson

by Jade Fell  Ever wondered what a world inhabited almost entirely by intelligent machines might look like? Or even, what smart robots might look like and what their uses, design, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses could be? If any or all of these questions are in the back of your mind, then The Age of Em could be just the book you are looking for. In this revolutionary new publication, economist Robin Hanson combines existing theories in physics, computer science and economics to create a realistic vision of a world dominated by robots. Each day, advanced reports emerge of experiments in … Continue reading Book review: The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth – Robin Hanson