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.
"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
"Richard Watson doesn't write like your average futurist.
He's interested in people, not machines, and so his analysis of the
way our world is changing has a very human and accessible quality.
Most futurists seek to sell you a vision of the future, but
Richard's there to help show you the way."
--Antony Funnell, presenter of Future Tense
"With Digital vs Human Richard Watson has put himself at
the vanguard of a new movement of progressive thinkers. This is a
fascinating book--at once enthusiastic about the opportunities of
the future and sceptical of the blind faith which fails to ask an
all important question: where, exactly, are the lights of progress
--Luke O'Sullivan, editor of Quadrapheme
"A remarkable and important book, which examines our
possible futures with great humanity and a clear eye. This is a
book that everyone should read."
--Lavie Tidhar, author of A Man Lies Dreaming
--Professor Susan Greenfield, author of Mind Change
"Incisive...the ideas he assembles are tantalising."
--Jules Goddard, Fellow, London Business School
"A well-argued salvo in a social dialogue that needs to be
constant, because the future is already here."
--Drew Turney, Cosmos