In his new book, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association, a trade association representing the consumer electronics industry, argues that the new wave of innovations associated with the Internet of Things is creating a society-altering revolution on par with the spread of electricity. In the book, DuBravac explains how vast quantities of data will drive a new generation of useful consumer technologies, save hundreds of thousands of people from fatal automobile accidents, redefine how cities operate, and even offer solutions to serious challenges like hunger and disease. DuBravac’s book serves as a counter to those that lament new technologies and argues that a connected, data-driven future is very bright.
“Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate”
Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.