What Will Be: How the New World of Information Will Change Our LIves

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"What Will Be is an engaging and visionary guide to the future, filled with insights.... Whoever takes part in the coming Information Revolution -- and that's just about all of us -- needs to know What Will Be."
--Bill Gates

"What Will Be is a rich, detailed look at the future texture of our daily lives."
--Esther Dyson

Tech oracle Michael Dertouzos -- head of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and author of the bestselling Made in America -- offers a learned, accessible and fascinatingly detailed preview of new information technology and the ways it will remake our society, culture, economy and private lives in the next century. Speaking to every reader affected by technological change and written by a key architect of the very revolution it describes, What Will Be is the first detailed roadmap to the world of the technological future.

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Many have predicted what emerging technology will mean for society. Michael Dertouzos, an Internet pioneer and Head of MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science, has been among the few who've been pretty much right so far. Now he reaches into the coming century to paint a compelling, rationally developed picture of what's ahead. Dertouzos' fluid freedom from the pollyanna-ism or paranoia that afflict so many of his contemporaries brings to his visions the ring of both conviction and plausibility--and excitement as well. His crystal explanations and fascinating examples are irresistible. The result is a book as enjoyable as it is important.

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Dertouzos has been an insightful commentator and an active participant in the creation of the Information Age. Now, in What Will Be, he offers a thought-provoking and entertaining vision of the wold of the next decade--and the next century. Dertouzos examines the impact that the following new technologies and challenges will have on our lives as the Information Revolution progresses:

all the music, film, and text ever produced will be available on-demand in our own homes
your "bodynet" will let you make phone calls, check email, and pay bills as you walk down the street
advances in telecommunications will radically alter the role of face-to-face contact in our lives
global disparities in infrastructure will widen the gap between rich and poor
surgical mini-robots and online care will change the practice of medicine as we know it

Detailed, accessible, and visionary, What Will Be is essential reading for Information Age revolutionaries and technological neophytes alike.

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