The Third Wave by Alvin Toeffler and MegaTrends by John Naisbett continue to be excellent reference materials for today’s engineering challenges. Mr. Naisbett has written a subsequent book around this “corollary”.
Incorporating the human element in technological creations is crucial for sustainability. The Hi-Tech/Hi-Touch Corollary require more than just unplugging more often. Technology is here to stay.
We must study its place in our lives like Feng Shui masters studying where to locate a building on a particular site. Harmony has never been more important. Humans and machines are still at odds.
Carpal tunnel, EMFs, cell towers, noise pollution, blue light, the list goes on.