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Explaining the Future: How to Research, Analyze, and Report on Emerging Technologies

Sunny Bains


Explaining the Future addresses the questions “will this new technology solve the problem that its inventors claim it will,” “will it succeed for any application at all,” “can we narrow down the options before we spend a lot of money on development,” and “how do we persuade colleagues, investors, clients, or readers of our technical reasoning?” Whether the person answering these questions is a researcher, a consultant, a venture capitalist, or a CTO, they will need to be able to answer them clearly and systematically. Most learn these skills only through years of experience. However, by making ... More

Keywords: research, writing, analysis, audience, argument, explanation, communication, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sunny Bains, author
Senior Teaching Fellow, University College London, Engineering Department