In the future, engineers must improve their visual and statistical thinking. Supporting your ideas and projects with quantitative thinking is no longer enough - - the future belongs to those engineers that understand that certain methods for displaying and analyzing data are better than others. In the Era of Screens, how you place data in an appropriate context for assessing cause and effect, how to make quantitative comparisons, understanding the the logic of the display design must reflect the logic of the analysis, and designing for the fact that information is physical helps to explain our increasing connectedness in the marketplace of ideas.
The communication of ideas - - you can even make death interesting. Consider this infographic.