Hi Salvador! The Brain is one the most intimidating thing and it is, of course, "a powerful tool" that an Engineer has to use (as you consider it a friendly one). We are problem solvers by default, but we can also put ourselves in Artists and Idealists roles when designing a more human society, "this is imagination". This is the ultimate goal that you cannot escape, if you want to maintain what is human, you might want to preserve it! Otherwise, advancing to a high level future society requires to see each one of us, as master of systems integrators now and with that, there's a lot of room for creativity and responsibility to be talked before to lead with Machines. They are supposed coming in our way (direction), for the future years that are coming. Technology is important, but at least must be shared at a global scale and sometimes it have been used with some restrictions to exclusivity of a few selected ones. We often see some tools & free software in the Structural Engineering profession, that you don't have to pay, or maybe that has been developed by some Research University. "Its not the conventional case for the accelerated profession to lead with quantity instead quality", "not have the cameras, mídia eyes and popularity attention", but they carry a lot of potential. One example was the C.A.S.T - Computer Aided Strut & Tie from Illinois. You might do extraordinary STM designs & systems with Structural Concrete with that tool. In another scale, also exists those BIM technologies within big corporations domain. I think Engineering must to have to access in all cases, and should be affordable! This can accelerates our join in the better world! As the collaborative effort grows in our society and thanks to the good will of colleagues, We might have someday an opportunity to prevail with ASCE Future Direction!
(I think communication performs an essential role, always! Its important to gain & share experiences in the end, and this is important to know the existence of Visionary Mavericks in the World of Engineering and those Masterpieces created by Structural Artists too!) thank you!