Technology Quarterly: editor interview

Tom Standage, editor of Technology Quarterly, talks about producing ethanol from trees



Technology Quarterly: editor interview

A discussion with Tom Standage, Business Editor of The Economist: “In a decade’s time there might be so much storage space, according to some calculations, that you could actually have every piece of music ever recorded on every phone.”



Technology Quarterly: editor interview

A discussion with Tom Standage, Business Editor of The Economist: “China’s plan is to build a city that uses all the available green technologies. It’ll be self-sufficient in energy and water and generate almost no carbon emissions.”



Technology Quarterly: editor interview

A discussion with Tom Standage, Technology Editor of The Economist: “As you start to make robots smarter, you also in some ways make them less predictable, because they become more complex systems. Very complex systems tend to go wrong in unpredictable ways… If you’re looking for a cast-iron guarantee that a robot is not going to hurt someone, it’s like asking for the same guarantee with a person, and you just can’t give it.”