The Age of Automation by Sir Leon Bagrit Chairman of Elliott-Automation Ltd.
This year's Reith Lecturer dtscusses the implications of using the new technology fully and confidently. Sir Leon speculates on the probable social benefits and on the changes in political and industrial organisation which he believes are likely to become necessary as automation extends into more and more fields.
IL-Automation: An Extension of Man
Man has always used tools and instruments to supplement his natural faculties. Modern science and technology are making it possible for him. through electronic machines and control equipment, to continue in the same tradition, by extending his nervous system, his power of thought, and his capacity for decision making.
Sunday's broadcast In the Home
Next Lecture: The Range of Applications, Nov. 15 (Home); Nov. 16 (Third Programme)
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James Gibb ( piano)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by LAWRENCE LEONARD and ROBERT SIMPSON conducted by the composer
Second in a series of three orchestral concerts including the three symphonies of Robert Simpson
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