If you use new technology while it's still buggy, you're an innovator too.
Cryptography could give us data privacy today. Only no one's asking for it.
Why doesn't the U.S. appreciate wireless text messaging? It has no standards.
On September 11, a nation primed for a futuristic attack failed to foresee a low-tech assault. Why?
Lives could be saved by sensors and therapies now under development-along with software that could help distinguish an anthrax assault from an outbreak of the flu.
Creating a central database of photos to identify terrorists through face recognition is a bureaucratic nightmare.
New classes of detectors, plus safer building designs, point to an "intelligent city" that senses danger.