A provocative set of essays exploring how we can best take advantage of digital technology to help solve some of the UK's biggest social and economic challenges.
- The essays in this collection were commissioned as ‘provocations’, in the hope of provoking readers into action. The areas covered include education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, climate change, democracy and public policy.
- Taken as a whole, they create a strong sense that Britain is at a fork in the road. In each case the author conveys a sense of urgency about the need to re-imagine, re-invest and re-invigorate our economy and society.
- However, the underlying message is optimistic - while the UK is facing huge challenges, there are also huge opportunities to do things differently and create positive change.
It is no secret that we live in a time of great challenge – the economic downturn, heavily constrained public finances and trust in our political classes at an all-time low. In the UK right now we need radical innovation like never before.