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The Future Is NOW! . . .
The scene above is an experimental hydrogen bomb explosion at the AEC Pacific Proving Grounds. Practically unknown as recently as fifteen years ago, atomic energy is now a vital, universal force, shaping the lives of all mankind. Its frightening flash bursts across the face of our earth and gives us all cause for fear and wonder.
Yet we may hope, too. Patterns of world civilization are changing with bewildering rapidity. The scientific and industrial ways of yesterday are obsolete today. Tomorrow’s methods will show no less impact of change.
The world of science offers to the hands of young Americans the tools of tomorrow’s needs. These hands must be prepared to cope with powers which may reduce mankind to worthlessness, or may elevate him to sublime freedom.
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
Curriculum and Instruction | Science and Mathematics Education
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, "Engineer's Day . . . 1955" (1955). Engineer's Day. 3.