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Rebecca Davnall

Rebecca Davnall

Rebecca Davnall received her PhD in 2014 from the University of Liverpool and now lectures there in the Department of Philosophy as part of the 'Philosophy of the Future' initiative.

Her research centers the practicalities of emerging technologies - what these devices will be able to do now and in the very short-term future, who will pay for them and whose lives will be affected. She is also interested in questions of how the future is represented in popular and news media and in fiction, what exactly is promised or threatened when someone says the future looks bright or grim, and how, in particular, the power of modern marketing techniques shapes and constrains what it is possible to imagine.