B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature, M.St. English Language and Literature
Ben Pilkington is a freelance writer who is interested in society and technology. He enjoys learning how the latest scientific developments can affect us and imagining what will be possible in the future.
Since completing graduate studies at Oxford University in 2016, Ben has reported on developments in computer software, the UK technology industry, digital rights and privacy, industrial automation, IoT, AI, additive manufacturing, sustainability, and clean technology.
Ben is happiest on a bicycle, loves sleeping in a tent or under the stars, and can’t function properly without coffee.
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