NICK BILTON is the lead technology writer for the New York Times Bits blog and a reporter for the paper. His work weaves together many different fields of storytelling, including advertising, journalism, design, technology, user interface, documentary film, and hardware hacking and the effects of all of these on society. At the Times, he is also worked in the research and development labs, peering into the future and helping chart the path for the future of news. Bilton is also an adjunct professor for New York University's interactive telecommunication program and speaks regularly around the world at major technology and publishing conferences and at universities.
"A bold and provocative look at the future of storytelling.
It's about the virtues of video games, the science of cocktail
parties, and the new business model of journalism. It's about a
world in which the medium is mostly irrelevant, and the message is
everything. Read this book if you want to get your message
-Jonah Lehrer, author of the New York Times bestseller How We Decide
"Nick Bilton has written a rollicking, upbeat guide to the digital world-a peek into our near future, where news, storytelling, and even human identity are transformed. It's a fascinating book from a man who has helped pilot the New York Times into a new age of online journalism. If you're wondering-or worried-about the future of media, this is your road map."
-Clive Thompson, Wired magazine columnist and contributing editor
"Bilton doesn't just live in the future, he also understands the past. I Live in the Future explains how our communications tools shaped our present, how new tools are shaping our future, and what we should do to take advantage of all this opportunity."
-Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody