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Tips for Time Travelers by Peter Cochrane
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Tips for Time Travelers

by Peter Cochrane

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Time does not have to wait for Peter Cochrane. Instead, the head of BT's world famous Research Laboratory has to wait for the world to catch him up. It is not enough to say that Cochrane is a controversial figure; he is one of our few influential technological thinkers and practitioners. In a world constantly caught up in its own past glories, Cochrane lives and breathes the future.
Tips for Time Travellers is a collection of Cochrane's thoughts in which he explores the likely effects of new technology on business and society both today and in the future. Told in the entertaining style for which he is renowned, these monologues shed light on Cochrane's unique vision of life in the twenty-first century, which he believes will continue to see the gradual replacement of the world of information with the world of experience, and the replacement of the real with the virtual.
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After Tips for Time Travelers, readers will never think about technology the same way again. Peter Cockrane, research head at industry pioneer British Telecom, offers an uncensored and sometimes disturbing commentary on how today's dramatic advances in technology will alter the way we live and think. No longer science fiction, recent news-making breakthroughs -- such as human cloning. identification chips implanted under the skin, digitally-enhanced brains and machines that can think -- are becoming a reality that will irrevocably reshape our culture and our lives. The technology is inevitable. Cochrane argues: the only question is whether or not we will embrace it or fear it.

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