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Megatech : technology in 2050

Author: Daniel Franklin
Publisher: London : Profile Books, [2017]. ©2017
Series: Economist books (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Franklin
ISBN: 9781610398251 1610398254 9781781254622 1781254621
OCLC Number: 976189300
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Short-listed for CMI Management Book of the Year Award 2017 (UK)
Description: ix, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 THE FUNDAMENTALS --
1. A toolkit for predicting the future / Tom Standage --
2. Physical foundations of future technology / Frank Wilczek --
3. Biotechnology's possibilities / Robert Carlson --
4. Beyond Moore's law / Tim Cross --
5. Tech generations: the past as prologue / Ann Winblad --
6. The great innovation debate / Ryan Avent --
pt. 2 MEGATECH BY SECTOR --
7. Farming tomorrow / Geoffrey Carr --
8. Health care meets patient power / Gianrico Farrugia --
9. Energy technology: the rise of the renewables / Anne Schukat --
10. Manufacturing's new materials / Paul Markillie --
11. Military technology: wizardry and asymmetry / Benjamin Sutherland --
12. Personal technology gets truly personal / Leo Mirani --
pt. 3 MEGATECH AND SOCIETY --
13. The ethics of artificial intelligence / Luciano Floridi --
14. The data-driven world / Kenneth Cukier --
15. Imagine all the empowered people / Melinda Gates --
16. Megatech versus mega-inequality / Adrian Wooldridge --
Note continued: 17. Work and the rise of the machines / Lynda Gratton --
18. Visiting hours: a short story / Alastair Reynolds --
19. Ma Ganga: a short story / Nancy Kress --
20. Concluding reflections: lessons from the Industrial Revolution / Oliver Morton.
Series Title: Economist books (Series)
Other Titles: Technology in 2050
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Franklin.

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