The BBC has a fascinating series of (downloadable/podcast-able) radio lectures underway called “The Triumph of Technology”. They are delivered by Lord Alec Broers, the U.K.-based President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.
While we are mid-stream and not all of these lectures are completed, here is the overview:
Technology will Determine the Future of the Human Race
Innovation and Management
Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Risk and Responsibility