Spoiler alert: Our annual list of innovators under 35 isn’t actually about what a small group of bright young people do (although that’s certainly part of it.) It’s actually about what’s next in the tech world direction.
You’ll also see the near future of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, materials, computing and tackling climate change as you learn about the problems this year’s winners are addressing.
To connect the dots, we asked five experts—all judges or former award winners—to write a short essay on what they saw as the most promising, and the biggest potential roadblock, in their respective fields. We hope this list inspires you and gives you an idea of what to expect in the years ahead.
Read the full list here.
The modern city is a surveillance device. It can track your movements through your license plate, phone and face. But go to any city or suburb in the U.S. and a different type of surveillance happens, one powered by a network of privately owned doorbell cameras, wildlife cameras, or even a common security camera network.
The latest issue of MIT Technology Review explores why, independent of local government, we build our communities into panopticons: everyone keeps an eye on everything. Here’s a selection of some of the new stories in this edition, guaranteed to make you wonder if smart cities really are that smart:
– How online community watchmen groups take the law into their own hands.
– Why Toronto wants you to forget everything you know about smart cities.
– Bicycle theft is a big problem. Specialized parking pods may be the answer.
– Public transport wants to kill cash – but it’s not as disruptive as you might think.