Wednesday 30th September, 2015
8:30am to 10:00am
Wearable tech, the cloud, drones, the quantified self, the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, augmented reality: The tech of our world is changing faster and faster. But the fascinating part is the effect it’s having on the society and culture we once knew. What will life be like when printed newspapers and printed books are niche relics? And how will all of these changes affect the way we learn? In this funny, fast-paced snapshot of the new world, Yahoo Tech columnist David Pogue will bring you up to date—and help you consider what we’ll gain, what we’ll lose, and how learning will shift into something we’ve never seen before.
Host, NOVA ScienceNow and Founder & Columnist, Yahoo! Tech
David Pogue, the host of the PBS show NOVA ScienceNow and a columnist for Yahoo! Tech, is one of the preeminent voices on cutting-edge consumer technology. With over three million books in print, Mr. Pogue is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series and in 1999 launched his own line of computer books, the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles. For 13 years Mr. Pogue was the weekly personal technology columnist for The New York Times; in the fall of 2013 he made the move to Yahoo, where he founded Yahoo Tech as a destination for non-techies. Mr. Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, then spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won two Emmys, a Loeb Award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music.
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