Megatech: Technology in 2050

By | November 20, 2017
Megatech: Technology in 2050 Author The Economist
ISBN-10 1610398254
ISBN-13 9781610398251
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher The Economist
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In the not too distant future we ll be plugging our brains into the internet replacing our worn out body parts and eating meat grown in a lab If we re lucky we ll be living in a world of more productivity more energy and more equalityand if we re not we ll be facing the profound threat of nonexistent privacy ecological collapse and nuclear proliferation Of course we can t know the future but Megatech Technology in 2050 is a mind clearing guide to the possibilities In this bold new book Daniel Franklin brings together today s most innovative scientists leaders thinkers and writers to imagine how future technology will develop and shape our lives Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek expects a rapid acceleration of scientific discovery and Melinda Gates envisions a smartphone in the hand of every woman Meanwhile Benjamin Sutherland warns of military robots and Leo Mirani sees smart glasses on every person s face The result is a thought provoking collection of insight and imagination that will inspire us to make the most of future opportunities just as it motivates us to tackle the environmental economic and social challenges ahead

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