MIT Technology Review 201603

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  1. From the Editor

    Inside this year’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies.

  2. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Immune Engineering

    Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of cancer patients. That may be just the start.

  3. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Precise Gene Editing in Plants

    CRISPR offers an easy, exact way to alter genes to create traits such as disease resistance and drought tolerance.

  4. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Conversational Interfaces

    Powerful speech technology from China’s leading Internet company makes it much easier to use a smartphone.

  5. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Reusable Rockets

    Rockets typically are destroyed on their maiden voyage. But now they can make an upright landing and be refueled for another trip, setting the stage for a new era in spaceflight.

  6. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Robots That Teach Each Other

    What if robots could figure out more things on their own and share that knowledge among themselves?

  7. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: DNA App Store

    An online store for information about your genes will make it cheap and easy to learn more about your health risks and predispositions.

  8. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: SolarCity’s Gigafactory

    A $750 million solar facility in Buffalo will produce a gigawatt of high-efficiency solar panels per year and make the technology far more attractive to homeowners.

  9. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Slack

    A service built for the era of mobile phones and short text messages is changing the workplace.

  10. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Tesla Autopilot

    The electric-vehicle maker sent its cars a software update that suddenly made autonomous driving a reality.

  11. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Power from the Air

    Internet devices powered by Wi-Fi and other telecommunications signals will make small computers and sensors more pervasive.

  12. Own Your DNA

    Having your genome sequenced doesn’t always mean you have full access to the data.

  13. E-Mail’s Not the Issue

    Why a new messaging platform can’t solve our productivity problems.

  14. Wikipedia for Robots

    People have learned to pool their knowledge. We need to help machines do the same.

  15. When Biology Meets Ideology

    A new book reopens a notorious case of bungled science in the Soviet Union.

  16. What Role Should Silicon Valley Play in Fighting Terrorism?

    Politicians are trying to recruit technology companies to help fight ISIS. Does it make sense?

  17. Robot Art Raises Questions about Human Creativity

    What is the potential of machine art, and can it truly be described as creative or imaginative?

  18. Will Machines Eliminate Us?

    People who worry that we’re on course to invent dangerously intelligent machines are misunderstanding the state of computer science.

  19. 29 Years Ago: How Technology Makes Us Obnoxious

    A writer fretted that gadgets were leading to self-centered and rude behavior—decades before the smartphone.