Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso, Economist Films and Economist VR. He joined The Economist as Science Correspondent in 1998 and was subsequently appointed Technology Editor, Business Editor and Digital Editor. He is the author of six history books, including Writing on the Wall, The Victorian Internet and the New York Times bestsellers A History of the World in 6 Glasses and An Edible History of Humanity. He studied engineering and computer science at Oxford University and has written for other publications including the New York Times, Guardian and Wired, taking a particular interest in technology’s social and historical impact.