Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Presidential address 2011 - Engineering: Our future

25 May 2011

This address was given by Professor Roderick A Smith FREng FIMechE

We live in an increasingly populated and interconnected world: a world shaped by engineering; engineering that has now given us the ability on the one hand to destroy ourselves, or on the other to be used intelligently and constructively to reduce tensions in the world, to reduce our impact on earth's environment and to husband natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Our future choices must be shaped by improved education and moral courage: not by short-term financial opportunism. Wealth creation has more profound implications than making money. Value and cost must be clearly differentiated.

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: Professor Roderick A Smith FREng FIMechE

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