It's finally P Day for How To Fix The Future! My new book is finally being published and now the real fun starts. The early reviews have been very positive and it's already got a quite a lot of press coverage including this entertaining Recode podcast interview with tech doyenne Kara Swisher. But this week things get serious. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be doing events in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, New York City and Washington DC.
I'm kicking off on the West Coast. Tonight, Tuesday February 6, as a launch event, I'm speaking at Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Tomorrow evening, Wednesday February 7, I'm being interviewed by Marshall Kirkpatrick at Powell's in Portland. On Thursday evening, February 8, I'm at the Town Hall in Seattle in conversation with Alex Stonehill.
Next week, I fly East. The evening of Tuesday, February 13, my generous friends at Intelligence Squared are hosting a book party in New York City. Please email me if you'd like an invitation. On Thursday February 15, I'm in conversation with the brilliant Nuala O'Connor at an invitation only event at the Center for Technology and Democracy in Washington DC. And on the evening of Friday February 16, I've being interviewed by my old friend Chris Schroeder at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC.
I'd love to see you at one of these events. Most importantly, I really really hope you'll not only buy the book, but then read it and tell me what you think.
I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, How To Fix The Future, will be released on February 5 in the US and March 6 in the UK. Rather than another critique of contemporary technology, it focuses on how people all over the world - from Estonia to Singapore to India to Brussels and Silicon Valley - are solving the most pressing problems of the digital revolution. I travelled 200,000 miles and interviewed more than 100 entrepreneurs, technologists and politicians to research the book. So it's packed with practical solutions to everything from surveilliance capitalism and fake news to internet addiction and the existential threat of artificial intelligence.
Pre publication reviews have been very positive. It just got a starred review on Kirkus Reviews - the publishing industry's gold standard for reviewing new books. "Valuable insights on preserving our humanity in a digital world," Kirkus concluded. Booklist described it as "complex yet accessible" and Leonardo da Vinci author Walter Isaacson called the book "bracing" saying it "offers tools for righting our societies and principles to guide us into the future."
I've already got quite a busy schedule for the first half of next year, so please let me know if you want to book a How To Fix The Future speech. Journalists should email if they want review copies. And all early orders or would also, of course, be much appreciated.