MIT Technology Review 201611
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Your Driverless Ride Is Arriving
Uber thinks its self-driving taxis could change the way millions of people get around. But autonomous vehicles aren’t anywhere near to being ready for the roads.
Can CRISPR Save Ben Dupree?
Scientists are rushing to figure out how to use the gene-editing tool to stop devastating diseases like muscular dystrophy.
The One and Only Texas Wind Boom
Wind power has transformed the heart of fossil-fuel country. Can the rest of the United States follow suit?
Elon Musk’s House of Gigacards
The founder of Tesla, SolarCity, and SpaceX is deservedly admired for his technological insight. But is his latest business plan reckless?
Learning to Prosper in a Factory Town
Greenville, South Carolina, has bet its future on high-tech manufacturing. Who wins and who loses in this increasingly automated economy?
Bad Math Props Up Border Wall
Set aside the questions of whether it’s wise to put a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border or who should pay for it. It simply can’t be done at the price Donald Trump has claimed.
Manufacturing fell behind the information revolution. That’s about to change.
A revolutionary AI technique is about to transform the self-driving car.
Wind on the Upswing
As it gets ever cheaper, wind energy will play a huge role in our clean-power future.
Capitalism Behaving Badly
It’s time to rethink the role that government plays in shaping and supporting policies to solve big problems like climate change and income inequality.
Restoring the Allure of the Movie Theater
Filmmaker Douglas Trumbull has invented a super-immersive film format and projection technology in hopes of improving the cinematic experience. Now he needs to get the industry to pay attention.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Long March to China
The Chinese government likes to control social media and what people do with it—but Facebook looks willing to launch in China anyway.
Injectable Wires for Fixing the Brain
Novel treatments for neurological diseases might be possible with a flexible mesh that can prod individual brain cells.
87 Years Ago: Film Adaptation
Since the dawn of the movies, filmmakers have grappled with the techniques of visual storytelling.