Vannevar Bush and the Bomb

Vannevar Bush was the head of the Manhattan Project, so his comments at the end of As We May Think were most definitely influenced by an insiders knowledge of the nuclear project, and for a man so in tune with the rapid development of technology, it can be assumed he was able to extrapolate some of the effects that the project would have. It puts his comments in a new light, and as a I read them again, I cannot help but feel a sense of urgency in his words.

Here’s a brief bio for anyone interested.

http://www.atomicheritage.org/profile/vannevar-bush

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3 Responses to Vannevar Bush and the Bomb

  1. Pete thanks for posting this information, as it certainly gives more gravity to his words. I can’t believe that Bush’s involvement with the Office of Scientific Research and Development slipped my mind. I feel like a dunderhead, as I knew this.

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