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What will the world of techlogy look like in 2050? And how will it affect the way we live? These are the big questions explored in Megatech: Techlogy in 2050, a collection of thought-provoking insights which imagine how big developments in techlogy might shape the future. The book invites us on a journey to the future, contemplating of how far and where techlogy might take us. Top scientists, industry leaders, invation academics, science-fiction writers and Ecomist journalists examine what the impact of techlogy 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, ecomic 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 techlogy, invation, business, politics and society.
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).