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Top 5 Engineering and Technology Books for Inspiration

Engineering and Technology has advanced exponentially in recent times. As an established or upcoming Engineer, here are 5 books to get inspiration from; and see Engineering / Technology on the shoulders of great men and women.

The Physics of the future ( on Amazon )

The Physics of the Future is a 2011 book by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Physics of the Impossible. In this book, the author predicts the possible technology development in the next 100 years based on research around the world.

The Technologies include Flying cars, Nano robots, superconductors, bio printing, virtual intelligent assistance, teleportation pods etc.

At the end of the book, the author narrated a fictional story on how a day in life will be in 2100. The story puts together the technologies he discussed throughout the book.

For more get it on Amazon .

The Algorithms to Live By ( on Amazon )

The Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions is one of the best books for those interested in computer science.

The authors talk of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives. It covers such interesting topics as Networking, Sorting, Game theory, Optimal Stopping, etc.

For more get it on Amazon .

Electrical Engineering 101: ( on Amazon )

Everything You Should Have Learned in School… but Probably Didn’t. This is one of my favorite. it covers the basics of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering in the Real world, tools, troubleshooting, types of Engineers, management, etc.

One of my favorite parts is in the introduction when he was talking about why Google hires so many engineers and the 20% time at Google.

If you are an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, this is a must-have book in your personal library.

For more get it on Amazon .

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future ( on Amazon )

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is Ashlee Vance’s biography of Elon Musk, it covers Elon Musk’s life from childhood to Zip2 & Paypal, then to Tesla, SolarCity SpaceX, etc.

The beauty of biographies is you get to know the challenges and real-life events that others went through to be where they are. It is an inspiration to see how far Elon Musk has come to what he is today.

For more get the book on Amazon

The infinite Retina ( on Amazon )

An insightful look at the future of Spatial Computing and its impact on business. This book covers technologies like autonomous vehicles, Virtual Reality, 5G Augmented Reality and the impact they will have on manufacturing, sports, medicine, etc.

It also talks about the companies and laboratories working on these technologies.

For more, get it on Amazon

These are the top 5 books that will help you be inspired and find your place in Engineering and technology.