The cost of new technology is measured in time and frustration, not just dollars.
The director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab says the age of smart, mobile machines is already beginning. You just have to know where to find them--say, in oil wells.
Straight from the lab: technology's first draft.
From the archives: An MIT expert on national security technology tells us why the current missile defense project won't ever be able to do its job--and offers a better alternative (from the April, 2002 issue).
From the Editor in Chief
The color-blind Web: a techno-utopia, or a fantasy to assuage liberal guilt?
"Deny-use" technology could prevent terrorism and jump-start the economy.
New software tools may improve communication during catastrophic events.
New tools have computers seeing things.
Bringing artificial bones to life.