Wednesday, 21 March 2012

BBC iPlayer: "How bright is the world's future?"

Link above to 'Today' web site and iPlayer (auto-runs)

"A new book from the Economist out this week argues strongly that we can look forward to a world that in coming decades will be richer, healthier, more connected, more sustainable, more innovative, better educated, and with less inequality between rich and poor and between men and women.

"Daniel Franklin, co-editor of Megachange: The World in 2050 and business affairs editor at the Economist, told the Today programme's Sarah Montague that 'the Armageddon industry makes a lot of noise... but underestimates our ability to adapt and be inventive'.

"He added that we also adapt to any dangers that new technologies may bring."

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