Author(s): Daniel Franklin
What will the world of technology look like in 2050? And how will it affect the way we live? These are the big questions explored in Megatech: Technology in 2050, a collection of thought-provoking insights which imagine how big developments in technology might shape the future. The book invites us on a journey to the future, contemplating of how far and where technology might take us. Top scientists, industry leaders, innovation academics, science-fiction writers and Economist journalists examine what the impact of technology might be in 2050 and consider the policies we might need, both to make the most of the opportunities ahead and to tackle the environmental, economic and social challenges in prospect. Megatech is a book of big, bold ideas from a stellar line-up of prominent players in the tech world. It is required reading for anyone engaged with the interrelationships between technology, innovation, business, politics and society.
Taking the long view of the big technology trends that will shape our lives and the future of the planet in the decades ahead
With Contributions from: Professor Frank Wilczek Dr Rob Carlson Alastair Reynolds Professor Giannico Farrugia Ann Winblad Tom Standage Melinda Gates -- and more Praise for Megachange: 'If you want to know what the future may look like, here it is. A brilliantly well informed guide - all I can say is wow.' -- Chris Patten
Daniel Franklin is Executive Editor of the Economist and editor of the Economist's annual publication, 'The World in...', which focuses on the year ahead. Since joining the Economist in 1983, he has written about Soviet and East European affairs, covered great European upheavals - from the collapse of communism to the signing of the Maastricht treaty - and been Britain Editor and later Washington Bureau Chief in the US. He is co-editor of Megachange (Economist Books, 2012).