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Tom Coates

The Shape Of Things

Seventy years ago people thought there might be four or five computers in the world. Ten years ago around two billion computers had ever been sold. Next year it’s predicted that we will be selling 1.5 billion smartphones alone. Computers are getting smaller, cheaper, spreading further and bringing their power and the power of the network into every space in our lives. But how will those developments change the things around us, how they communicate with us and how we interact with the world, and with information itself? Welcome to the Conversation!