Phil and Stephen welcome author and futurist Alex Lightman back to FastForward Radio. Alex is one of the recipients of the Economist’s 2010 Innovation Awards.
Alex Lightman is an author, entrepreneur, and futurist, who has
made significant contributions to the adoption of IPv6, 4G wireless
broadband, wearable computers, and augmented reality. He has authored
several books on technology and society. His book ‘Brave New Unwired
World: The Digital Big Bang and the Infinite Internet’ was the first
ever published on the subject of 4G wireless technology.
In the last three weeks, he published “Reconciliation: 78 Reasons to End the US Embargo of Cuba” and, on Oct. 21, received the
first Economist magazine Reader’s Award, given for “the innovation that
will most radically impact the world over the next decade
2010-to-2020″, based on five months of voting in over 200 countries and
a panel of 32 judges, in recognition of his innovation of 4G wireless.