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The smartphone is forcing radical changes in the way we live and work. This is an entertaining tour of the technology revolution, chronicling the rise and fall of tech empires, the excitement and wonder of new products and developments, and the clash between early utopianism about the mobile social revolution, versus the bullies and predators poisoning the well of social media. Learn more about the dramatic impact that hyper-connectivity, the smartphone and social media are having on everything from democracy to employment and health.
About the author: Rory Cellan-Jones is the BBC’s chief technology correspondent. He has interviewed everyone from Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk to Tim Berners-Lee. He hosts the BBC weekly podcast Tech Tent and is the author of Dot.Bomb: The Strange Death of Dot.Com Britain.
This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.
Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext
Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)
Website: Wigtown Book Festival