As a Demos associate James is the author of 'Mobilisation: the growing public interest in mobile technology' and the co-author of 'Eternal Youths: how the baby boomers are having their time again', both published by Demos.
His areas of interest are political theory, global social and cultural trends, the social effects of new technologies, the politics of risk and the ageing society.
James Harkin argues that location-awareness will be the defining function of the new generation of mobile devices. This report looks at the impact location data will have on the way we use our phones.
Our ideas of 'old age' will be redefined as the baby boomers reach retirement.