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Technology in 2050
Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist; Editor, The Economist’s annual publication The World In...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

What will happen with technology by 2050?

Consider these things: In the first half of the 20th century, mankind developed radio, television and airplanes. The second half was rip-roaring, beginning with the Soviet Union's Sputnik satellite in 1957 and Jack Kilby's famous "computer chip" in 1958 at Texas Instruments in Dallas. Technology exploded with satellite communication (Telstar in 1962), cellphones and desktop computers in the 1970s. How in the world will the 2000s top all that?

We'll find out on Saturday, April 1, at Jones Day because our guest speaker, Daniel Franklin, has been involved with the future and will address "Technology in 2050.

He's been Executive Editor of The Economist since 2006 and, since 2003, he's edited The Economist's annual publication The World in... which focuses on the upcoming year.

He also was editor of a book that specifically looks at what will have happened by the midpoint of the century, Megachange: The World in 2050. Published in 2012, the book is a compilation of forward-looking works by contributors to The Economist and it is described as the "essential guide to the 21st century" and the swiftly changing world.

Franklin has seen changes in the world. He joined The Economist in 1983 "to write about Soviet and East European affairs." Less than 10 years later (Dec. 26, 1991), the Soviet Union was a Cold War memory. Indeed, Franklin, as The Economist's Europe Editor 1986-1992, covered the collapse of communism.

He later served as Britain Editor, then moved to the United States as The Economist's Washington bureau Chief, covering Bill Clinton's first term as president.

He has been back in London since 1997, and overseen many areas for The Economist. Just Good Business, his report on corporate social responsibility was published in 2008.

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10 AM Program & Book Signing
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2727 North Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
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