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EP 166: Daniel Franklin of The Economist Envisions Technology in 2050

Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor at The Economist discusses his book Megatech: Technology in 2050 including the best ways to predict tech trends, which sector will most benefit from technology in the 21st Century,and why some are predicting that Moore’s Law may finally be running out of steam. He reveals how 3D printing may bring manufacturing jobs back to the US, how your next car might be sewn together, and why Google glasses might be poised to make comeback. Plus Daniel Franklin talks about how his 3 decades at The Economist have shaped his world view and what he sees as the role of the magazine that extolls globalism, free trade and immigration in the face of the current populist revolt. Click below to listen.

Order Megatech: Technology in 2050 on Amazon and subscribe to The Economist at Follow Daniel Franklin on Twitter at @EconWorldIn.

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