Final Podcast from Sustainable Society Cafe for the book Tomorrow's People and New Technology - Living around the Globe
'Living around the Globe' to wrap up our series focusing on emerging technologies and how they fit into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development! This week we look at how emerging technologies are impacting different parts of the world and how existing global inequalities affect the adoption rate of these technologies. With this in mind, we look at how these issues might evolve over the coming decade and how existing issues might be addressed as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are realized. Carolina Duque is co-author of the new book Tomorrow’s People and New Technology, which we are focusing on in our first seven episodes to imagine what life in 2030 might look like and how the emerging technologies over the next decade fit into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Book description - Tomorrows People and New Technology
"No one has written more or provided a larger lens through which we can view the subject of sustainable development than has Felix Dodds, whether alone or in collaboration with very interesting co-authors. Tomorrow’s People and New Technology issues an invitation to consider the future through the 2030 development agenda and the life it might engender. It poses the pertinent questions – How will technology be the primary driver of society, economy and way of life? Will it help us to realize the great value of our humanity? Will we see the technology as our partner in achieving sustainable development? Will its use be equitable in improving quality of life globally so that no-one is left behind? What sort of world do we want and how will technology help bring it into being? These questions are not academic. COVID-19 has accelerated the use of technology and we must answer these questions -now. Agree or disagree with the authors but read their answers."
Ambassador Liz Thompson, Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations