Technology to Shake Your World

Required reading for many of today’s high school students, A History of the World in Six Glasses tells the story of human civilization from the Stone Age through the 21st century through the lens (or the glass) of beverages that have shaped history. For author, Tom Standage, each of these drinks is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing cultures across the globe.

Social media is also a culture-changing technology, but as Standage points out in his latest book, Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years, social sharing has indeed been around for centuries. Writing on the Wall draws on history to cast new light on today’s social media and encourages debate and discussion about how we’ll communicate in the future. Visit his blog for more insight on the link between social media and the Roman Empire.Tom Standage

CoreNet Global is proud to announce that Standage will be featured as the closing speaker at the CoreNet Global Summit, 15-17 September in Berlin, Germany. At the Summit, Standage uses his experience as Digital Editor of The Economist to closely monitor technology and maintains a current list of those technologies he feels have the potential to shake up our world. Join us in Berlin, 15-17 September and find out which technologies (or beverages) have the most potential to change the way we do business and reshape the way we live.