In Conversation with BBC tech correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones discussing his new book Always On - Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era.
This live session will be held virtually on Zoom.
Rory Cellan-Jones is BBC News' technology correspondent. Rory recently announced that he will be leaving the BBC in late October after 40 years of service.
From the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s to the rise of Google and Facebook, from the Psion organiser to the iPad, Rory has covered the release of ground-breaking big gadgets and hugely significant business stories. Dot.Rory, his previous blog, was named among the Top 100 blogs by the Sunday Times. With his unrelenting focus on the impact of the internet and digital technology on our lives and businesses, Rory has been described as "the non-geeks geek".
Rory will be discussing his new book, Always On - Hope and Fear in the Smartphone Era. The book immerses the reader in the most important story of our times - the dramatic impact of hyperconnectivity, the smartphone and social media on everything from our democracy to our employment and our health. The final section of the book draws on the author's personal experience with technology and medicine, considering how COVID-19 made us look again to computing in our battle to confront the greatest challenge of modern times.