TELETRANSPORTATION: ELECTRONIC ALTERNATIVE TO CONTINUED EXPANSION OF 19TH CENTURY TRANSPORT MODES?

Nothing is to be gained, this author argues, by tinkering with existing modes of transportation, which are essentially products of the last century, when the problems we must solve are shortly to be those of the 21st century. Mass transportation systems are no longer concerned primarily with moving muscles, the skilled hands of the machine-operating blue collar worker who was the mainstay of the manufacturing economy. Instead, their major function today is moving the trained minds of the white-collar people. A technology for moving minds without the need to transfer people bodily from one location to another is available today in the form of telecommunications equipment ranging from telephones to communications satellites. Using this new form of mobility, we can create, if we choose, a practical means of bringing information together electronically: teletransportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Society of Professional Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Coss, F
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Pagination: p. 20-23
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  • Accession Number: 00262369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM