Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures The Future (14th May 2020)

Online via Zoom

It started with ghosts in the 1700s. ‘Conjured ghosts’ opens Gemma Milne’s book ‘Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It’.

Hype – particularly around science and technology – engulfs our world like never before; we’re at a stage where even if we’re well-informed and technically literate we struggle to wade through the hype and find some truth.

This evening, our guest Gemma Milne will expand upon her new book and discuss examples of hype that will intrigue and inform you, followed by a Q&A where you’ll get the rare opportunity to explore many and varied hype and challenge Gemma to cut through it to the truth. 

Click HERE to get the introduction to Gemma’s book.

About our speaker

Gemma Milne, Technology & Science Writer

Gemma Milne is a Science & Technology Journalist covering all things deep tech, including biotech, advanced computing, space, energy and innovation in academia, for titles such as Forbes, The Times, BBC, and Quartz. She is the author of ‘Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It’, which came out April 2020, published by Little Brown. She is also Co-Host of Science: Disrupt – a podcast interviewing the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs creating change in science. She is an Expert Advisor for the European Commission and Innovate UK, a Scout for Backed VC, an Innovation Jury Member for SXSW and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

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