Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

The technology revolution nobody noticed

The United States is going through a second Industrial Revolution, but hardly anyone seems to be noticing it, says Dr. Jack Felman of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

Dr. Felman, a physicist who is keeping a close watch on technological developments in industry, predicts that today's changes that are contributing to economic troubles and high unemployment will within 20 years result in a population shift from cities to the countryside, unisex factories with push-button controlled, robotized machinery requiring minimum manpower, and computers that replace piles of paper work and white-collar employees in offices.

About these ads

Co-author with Dr. Gavin Lewis of City University of New York of a book, ''The Second Industrial Revolution,'' Dr. Felman warns against ''continuing indifference to technology-caused changes that will affect lives.'' He urges early attention to problems that could be ''disastrous'' if not planned for in advance.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.