Spoiler alert: our annual Under 35 Innovators list isn’t really about what a small group of smart young people have achieved (though that’s certainly part of it.) really about where the tech world is headed.
As you read about the problems this year’s winners set out to solve, you’ll also see the near future of AI, biotechnology, materials, computing, and the fight against climate change.
To connect the dots, we asked five experts – all judges or award winners – to write short essays about where they see the most promise, and the biggest potential roadblocks, in the fields of: their respective areas. We hope the list inspires you and tells you what to expect in the years to come.
Modern city is a surveillance device. It can track your movements through your license plate, cell phone and your face. But go to any city or suburb in the United States and there’s a different kind of surveillance going on, one provided by a network of privately owned doorbell cameras, wildlife cameras. and even garden security cameras.
The latest edition of MIT Technology Review Consider why, independently of local governments, we’ve built our neighborhoods into panoramas: people see everything, all the time. Here’s a selection of some of the new stories in the edition, sure to make you wonder if smart cities are really that smart after all:
– How are groups of neighborhood watchmen online embrace their own laws.
– Why does Toronto want you Forget everything you know about smart cities.
Bicycle theft is a huge problem. Dedicated parking could be the answer.
– Public transport wants to kill cash — but it won’t make a mess as you think.