Investment in technology can prove to be a rollercoaster ride – Conal Gregory

Applying science to practical and industrial use has become one of the most successful financial fields in the last decade. Yet following the leading companies can mean a rollercoaster ride with several maverick entrepreneurs and more political involvement than finance usually attracts.

Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 11:45 am

Power play: Information technology has become a driving force in society.

Technology is a key catalyst of change but predictions for how it will transform society are frequently exaggerated. In 1930 the economist John Maynard Keynes forecast that by 2000 tech advances would mean most people would be working a 15-hour week. Yet the robots have not yet created such leisure time.

The large US tech stocks are evident in our lives from the rise of online shopping to daily activities placed on mobile devices. From healthcare to finance, technology is a pervasive force whose trends have been accelerated by the

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