DIGITAL VS HUMAN - HOW WE'LL LIVE, LOVE, AND THINK IN THE FUTURE

DIGITAL VS HUMAN - HOW WE'LL LIVE, LOVE, AND THINK IN THE FUTURE

Author : Richard Watson

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Classification Popular Science/ Non Fiction
Pub Date 1 February 2018
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 288 pages
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978-93-81506-35-6
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‘A highly readable, witty and wise book, richly informative, sharply critical but balanced, an excellent investigation of the achievements and predictions of digital technology.’
THEODORE ZELDIN, AUTHOR OF THE HIDDEN PLEASURES OF LIFE
This is one book you need to read to prepare for the world of tomorrow.
On most measures that matter, we’ve never had it so good. Physically, life for humankind has improved immeasurably over the last fifty years. Yet there is a crisis of progress slowly spreading across the world. Perhaps this is due to a failure of vision; in the 1960s we dreamed of flying cars and moon hotels; today what we’ve ended up with are status updates and cat videos.
To a large degree, the history of the next fifty years will be about the relationship between people and technologies created by a tiny handful of designers and developers. These inventions will undoubtedly change our lives, but the question is, to what end?
What do we want these technologies to achieve on our behalf? What are they capable of, and — as they transform the media, the economy, healthcare, education, work, and the home — what kind of lives do we want to lead?
Richard Watson hereby extends an exuberant invitation for us to think deeply about the world of today and envision what kind of world we wish to create in the future. In a fascinating and accessible way, Digital vs Human examines the possible effects of technology on every area of our lives.

About author

Richard Watson works with the Foresight Practice at Imperial College London and regularly lectures at London Business School. He is the author of Future Files, which has been published in 15 languages, and the publisher of What’s Next, an online report that documents new ideas and trends.