Megatech

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?

Author: Daniel Franklin

Publisher: Economist Books

ISBN: 1781254621

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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?In Megatech, distinguished scientists, industry leaders, star academics and acclaimed science-fiction writers join journalists from The Economist to explore answers to these questions and more.Twenty experts in the field, including Nobel prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Silicon Valley venture-capitalist Ann Winblad, philanthropist Melinda Gates and science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds identify the big ideas, fantastic inventions and potentially sinister trends that will shape our future. Join them to explore a brave new world of brain-computer interfaces, vat-grown cruelty-free meat, knitted cars and guided bullets. 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.

Megatech

This volume's predecessor, Megachange: The World in 2050, published in 2012, provided an overview of such trends, from demography and religion to the economy and culture. Here the focus is narrower – on technology alone – but Megatech ...

Author: Daniel Franklin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782831662

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

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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? In Megatech, distinguished scientists, industry leaders, star academics and acclaimed science-fiction writers join journalists from The Economist to explore answers to these questions and more. Twenty experts in the field, including Nobel prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Silicon Valley venture-capitalist Ann Winblad, philanthropist Melinda Gates and science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds identify the big ideas, fantastic inventions and potentially sinister trends that will shape our future. Join them to explore a brave new world of brain-computer interfaces, vat-grown cruelty-free meat, knitted cars and guided bullets. 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.

Future Politics

... Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016), 43; Tim Cross, 'Beyond Moore's Law', in Megatech: Technology in 2050, ed. Daniel Franklin (New York: Profile Books, 2017), 56–7.

Author: Jamie Susskind

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192559500

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? The great political debate of the last century was about how much of our collective life should be determined by the state and what should be left to the market and civil society. In the future, the question will be how far our lives should be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems - and on what terms? Jamie Susskind argues that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies - from artificial intelligence to virtual reality - will transform the way we live together. Calling for a fundamental change in the way we think about politics, he describes a world in which certain technologies and platforms, and those who control them, come to hold great power over us. Some will gather data about our lives, causing us to avoid conduct perceived as shameful, sinful, or wrong. Others will filter our perception of the world, choosing what we know, shaping what we think, affecting how we feel, and guiding how we act. Still others will force us to behave certain ways, like self-driving cars that refuse to drive over the speed limit. Those who control these technologies - usually big tech firms and the state - will increasingly control us. They will set the limits of our liberty, decreeing what we may do and what is forbidden. Their algorithms will resolve vital questions of social justice, allocating social goods and sorting us into hierarchies of status and esteem. They will decide the future of democracy, causing it to flourish or decay. A groundbreaking work of political analysis, Future Politics challenges readers to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, what it means for a political system to be just or democratic, and proposes ways in which we can - and must - regain control.

Human Frontiers

( 2017 ) , Megatech : Technology in 2050 , London : Economist Books Franklin , Daniel , with John Andrews ( eds ) ( 2012 ) , Megachange : The World in 2050 , London : Economist Books Frase , Peter ( 2016 ) , Four Futures : Life After ...

Author: Michael Bhaskar

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262545105

Category: History

Page: 433

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Why has the flow of big, world-changing ideas slowed down? A provocative look at what happens next at the frontiers of human knowledge. The history of humanity is the history of big ideas that expand our frontiers—from the wheel to space flight, cave painting to the massively multiplayer game, monotheistic religion to quantum theory. And yet for the past few decades, apart from a rush of new gadgets and the explosion of digital technology, world-changing ideas have been harder to come by. Since the 1970s, big ideas have happened incrementally—recycled, focused in narrow bands of innovation. In this provocative book, Michael Bhaskar looks at why the flow of big, world-changing ideas has slowed, and what this means for the future. Bhaskar argues that the challenge at the frontiers of knowledge has arisen not because we are unimaginative and bad at realizing big ideas but because we have already pushed so far. If we compare the world of our great-great-great-grandparents to ours today, we can see how a series of transformative ideas revolutionized almost everything in just a century and a half. But recently, because of short-termism, risk aversion, and fractious decision making, we have built a cautious, unimaginative world. Bhaskar shows how we can start to expand the frontier again by thinking big—embarking on the next Universal Declaration of Human Rights or Apollo mission—and embracing change.

Digital Finance Bits and Bytes

Megatech: Technology in 2050. The Economist. Retrieved from https://shop.economist.com/products/megatech. ... Retrieved from https://www.technologyrecord.com/Article/how-technologyis-influencing-the-insurance-industry-62732.

Author: Vasant Chintaman Joshi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811534317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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The book encompasses the broad field of e-Finance and its transformation. After reviewing the developments in the economic and the technology fields, it examines how the insurance, banking, and securities trading firms are bringing about the digital revolution and adapting in the same breath to the changed socio-economic environment. Add to it, the “Rogue Elements”, the field of cyber crimes is covered on a priority basis. The book also covers the inevitable changes in fields of HR and Marketing and the crucial role of the regulators. Looked at through the eyes of Corporate Planner, the book does provide a road map for the financial institutions (FIs).

The Senkaku Paradox

Annabs Sanchez, “Watch DARPA's New Self-Guided Bullets Turn in MidFlight, Following Their Target,” Futurism.com, March 17, 2016; and Benjamin Sutherland, “Military Technology: Wizardry and Asymmetry,” in Megatech: Technology in 2050, ...

Author: Michael E. O'Hanlon

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815736905

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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America needs better options for resolving potential crises In recent years, the Pentagon has elevated its concerns about Russia and China as potential military threats to the United States and its allies. But what issues could provoke actual conflict between the United States and either country? And how could such a conflict be contained before it took the world to the brink of thermonuclear catastrophe, as was feared during the cold war? Defense expert Michael O'Hanlon wrestles with these questions in this insightful book, setting them within the broader context of hegemonic change and today's version of great-power competition. The book examines how a local crisis could escalate into a broader and much more dangerous threat to peace. What if, for example, Russia's “little green men” seized control of a community, like Narva or an even smaller town in Estonia, now a NATO ally? Or, what if China seized one of the uninhabited Senkaku islands now claimed and administered by Japan, or imposed a partial blockade of Taiwan? Such threats are not necessarily imminent, but they are far from inconceivable. Washington could be forced to choose, in these and similar cases, between risking major war to reverse the aggression, and appeasing China or Russia in ways that could jeopardize the broader global order. O'Hanlon argues that the United States needs a better range of options for dealing with such risks to peace. He advocates “integrated deterrence,” which combines military elements with economic warfare. The military components would feature strengthened forward defenses as well as, possibly, limited military options against Russian or Chinese assets in other theaters. Economic warfare would include offensive elements, notably sanctions, as well as measures to ensure the resilience of the United States and allies against possible enemy reprisal. The goal is to deter war through a credible set of responses that are more commensurate than existing policy with the stakes involved in such scenarios.

The Economist Guide to Financial Management 3rd Edition

Marketing Marketing for Growth Megachange – the world in 2050 Megatechtechnology in 2050 Modern Warfare, Intelligence and Deterrence Organisation Culture Successful Strategy Execution Treasure Palaces Unhappy Union Why Deals Fail The ...

Author: John Tennent

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782833833

Category: Business & Economics

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The world of finance can be a minefield for the unwary. Without training, very few managers are prepared for the challenges of dealing with management reports, budgets and capital proposals, and find themselves embarrassed by their lack of understanding. This classic book, now in its third edition, supplies a step-by-step guide to the whole territory: 'how to assemble a budget', 'how to read variances on a report', 'how to construct a proposal to invest in new equipment'. By examining the actual things that managers have to do, each chapter explores the range of principles that can be applied, illustrates practical techniques and provides general guidance. The book will help the reader understand financial jargon, financial statements, management accounts, performance measures, budgeting, costing, pricing, decision-making and investment appraisal. New material brings this edition up to date with chapters on crowdfunding and the influence of global uncertainty on the best-laid financial plans.

The Economist Guide To Investment Strategy 4th Edition

Growing a Business Managing Talent Managing Uncertainty Marketing Marketing for Growth Megachange – the world in 2050 Megatechtechnology in 2050 Modern Warfare, Intelligence and Deterrence Organisation Culture Successful Strategy ...

Author: Peter Stanyer

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782833840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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The classic guide for the individual investor, The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy sets out the basic - and the not-so-basic - principles for putting your wealth to work. It looks at risk, pointing out the hazards for those who wish to explore a variety of investment approaches. It also teaches the importance of sophisticated self-knowledge in finance, distilling insights from behavioural analysis as well as the principles of traditional finance. It highlights how habitual patterns of decision-making can lead any of us into costly mistakes, and it stresses how markets are most dangerous when they appear to be most rewarding. This fourth edition includes new material on private investment and non-standard asset classes - art, wine, collectibles and the like - helping readers to navigate those areas in which prudence meets passion.

Technology and Business Strategy

Research Technology Management, 52(6), 45–53. https://doi. org/10.1080/08956308.2009.11657599. Franklin, D. (2018). Megatech. Technology and Society: 2050 in the Forecasts of Scientists and Writers. Moscow: Bombora (in Russian).

Author: Igor Stepnov

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030639747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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This book examines how new technologies have transformed global markets, as well as global business strategy. It explores how digitalization, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other changes in technology have led both to new opportunities but also to increased uncertainty within both business and legislature. By pulling together academics from Russia, China, France, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and other countries, this book provides a truly international perspective on the impact of new technologies across areas including smart cities, corporate governance, EU legislation and logistical enterprise. It will be valuable reading for academics interested in digitization, digital business, digital entrepreneurship and the way that technological change has informed strategy.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income

Conclusion There are growing concerns that new technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence may have a detrimental impact on jobs and wages for human workers. ... In D. Franklin (Ed.), Megatech: Technology in 2050 (pp.

Author: Malcolm Torry

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030236144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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“This Handbook offers a timely ‘snapshot’ of the fast-moving global debates on Basic Income. Embracing a range of ideological, ethical, historical and cross-national perspectives, it looks at the case for Basic Income through both a focused and a wide-angled lens. Rather than asserting hard and fast conclusions, it ends with the valuable message that context is all.” —Ruth Lister, Loughborough University, UK “A must-read Handbook that provides solid foundations for the growing number of researchers, policymakers and campaigners involved in the ongoing debate on Basic Income." —Rubén M. Lo Vuolo, the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policy, Argentina “A comprehensive, competent, accessible, up-to-date picture of the current state of knowledge and debate on basic income in several disciplines and in many countries.” —Philippe Van Parijs, the University of Louvain, Belgium A Basic Income is an unconditional regular payment for every individual. But is it desirable? And is it feasible? This Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines and from around the world to examine the history, characteristics, effects, viability and implementation of Basic Income. A variety of pilot projects and ideological perspectives are considered in depth.