Can we control the evolution and uses of technology?
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Editor in Chief and Publisher
I'm the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company's digital and print publications, as well as our events.
Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the "bible of the dot.com boom." I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.
Jason Pontin's Stories
Well-designed technologies are minimally complicated.
Did D-Wave really demonstrate "the world's first commercial quantum computer"?
How it influences the imaginations of technologists.
The problem with programming
The second part of our interview with Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++.
Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ programming language, defends his legacy and examines what's wrong with most software code.
Danny Hillis talks about the real-world challenges of creating artificially intelligent machines.
A pioneer of quantum computing believes the universe is a quantum computer.
When a company trespasses upon its customers' privacy, it should expect outrage.