Technology in 2050

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Technology moves fast - so where will it have taken us by 2050? How will it affect the way we live? And how far are we willing to let it go? -- The writers predict the vast changes that technology will bring to everything from food production to health care, energy output, manufacturing and the military balance. They also consider the impact on jobs, and how we can prepare for the opportunities, as well as the dangers, that await. Thought-provoking, engaging and full of insight from the forefront of tech innovation, Megatech is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand tomorrow's world.
Contents: Introduction: Meet megatech / Daniel Franklin
Part 1. The fundamentals
A toolkit for predicting the future / Tom Standage
Physical foundations of future technology / Frank Wilczek
Biotechnology's possibilities / Robert Carlson
Beyond Moore's law / Tim Cross
Tech generations: the past as prologue / Ann Winblad
The great innovation debate / Ryan Avent
Part 2. Megatech by sector
Farming tomorrow / Geoffrey Carr
Health care meets patient power / Gianrico Farrugia
Energy technology: the rise of the renewables / Anne Schukat
Manufacturing's new materials / Paul Markillie
Military technology: wizardry and asymmetry / Benjamin Sutherland
Personal technology gets truly personal / Leo Mirani
Part 3. Megatech and society
The ethics of artificial intelligence / Luciano Floridi
The data-driven world / Kenneth Cukier
Imagine all the empowered people / Melinda Gates
Megatech versus mega-inequality / Adrian Wooldridge
Work and the rise of the machines / Lynda Gratton
Visiting hours: a short story / Alastair Reynolds
Ma Ganga: a short story / Nancy Kress
Concluding reflections: lessons from the Industrial Revolution / Oliver Morton
Publisher: New York : The Economist Books, PublicAffairs, 2017
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 601.12 M
Characteristics: ix, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Technology in 2050
Mega tech
ISBN: 9781610398251


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Feb 05, 2018

This is a good overview of technology that will probably be implemented in the next 10-15 years, not 2050. The Economist has covered many of them in their Technology Quarterly or regular science column.


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