He will visit TUT and on Monday 16 Sept 2013 he will deliver a public lecture about his recollections and visions as a contributor to our subject and an observer for a long time. (Reino Kurki-Suonio was the first professor in our discipline in the Nordic countries.) He will give the Doctorhonoris causa lecture "From electronic brains to ubiquituous computing: recollections and visions of a participating observer"
An abstract of the lecture: Already in the early days of computing it was realized that computers will be more than just efficient tools. In a speech on "electronic brains" Lord Louis Mountbatten, the President of the British Institution of Radio Engineers, told in 1946 about the recent invention of a "memory machine", "the information library of the future" - which took another half a century to come true in the World Wide Web. He also envisioned a "revolution of the mind" and therefore emphasized the great responsibility of the developers of this technology. With the dramatic effects of modern information technology on all areas of human culture we now realize which kind of Pandora's box was then opened.
Place: TUT main building, hall I-202 (the hall behind the aula).
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