Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Boeing's much delayed 787 provides lessons on the limits of outsourcing. But it is also a preview of the future of air travel.
The long-delayed Boeing 787 is a lesson in the limits of outsourcing. It is also a preview of the future of air travel.
Fattened voter databases will be among the 2008 presidential race's most enduring legacies.
Vivek Pai's new method for storing Web content could make Internet access more affordable around the world.
Arthur Nozik believes quantum-dot solar power could boost output in cheap photovoltaics.
No matter how well they're engineered, hydrogen cars offer no real answer to the imminent threats posed by global warming.
Leading the development of a privacy-protecting online ID system, Scott Cantor is hoping for a safer Internet.