Hope & Fear in the Social Smartphone Era with Rory Cellan-Jones

  • Friday 21st October 2022 | 5.30 – 6.30pm
  • The Crown Hotel, Harrogate
  • Tickets: £13.00
  • Please note that all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee. The event will be followed by a book signing – bring your own copy or purchase one from our on-site Waterstones bookshop.

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We live at a time when nearly everyone carries the most extraordinary tool that has been invented in the last century, harnessing unbelievably powerful technology, in their back pocket. The smartphone has changed everything, from how we work, form relationships and stay connected.

Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC’s chief technology correspondent, explores the dramatic impact of hyperconnectivity, the smartphone and social media on everything from our democracy to our employment and our health.

Get your ticket now for a seat on an entertaining ride through this turbulent era, as related by an author with a ringside seat to the key moments of the technology revolution. Rory Cellan-Jones will be interviewed by TV and radio presenter Matt Stadlen.

‘A refreshingly skeptical outsider’s view of Silicon Valley and its titans.’ Wall Street Journal

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