As the ex-editor of the Technology section of the Telegraph and one of the few journalists to have interviewed Apple’s Jonny Ive, Richmond has produced a little gem on ‘wearables’, the technology that we will all eventually use.
Citing watches, Google Glass and even future subcutaneous wearables, Computerised You has interviews with global influencers and mavens and is a quick read, not least because it’s so well-written. The content therein may alarm some readers as Richmond appears to have no problem with the forthcoming merger of man and machine, but in many respects this book be used as a reference for the future.
It may be more than 25 years before the Singularity is upon us, but it’s probably best to prepare for it now (especially if you have children). This book is a very useful asset in doing exactly that.
* Guest writer Dan Crow is CTO of UK startup Songkick
In Saturday’s Telegraph, blogger Damian Thompson tried to make a case that Silicon Roundabout is home to spoilt luvvies who churn out inconsequential iPhone apps, all the while whining about a lack of government handouts.
Is Thompson right, or is there something more substantial going on in London’s tech scene?
Stripped of the hyperbole, Thompson’s criticisms boil down to: the entrepreneurs of Silicon Roundabout are enthusiastic; they haven’t delivered anything of worth (but other parts of the UK have); UK tech entrepreneurs aren’t as aggressive as their Silicon Valley counterparts and spend all their time asking for government handouts instead of building businesses. Continue reading →