Almost forgotten today, J.C.R. Licklider mentored the generation that created computing as we know it.
Minuscule "smart bombs" that find cancer cells, kill them with the help of lasers and report the kills. Sound crazy? Guess again. That treatment scenario may be less than a decade away.
The stock market loves the New Economy. But does our retreat from manufacturing in favor of e-commerce spell economic disaster?
Almon Strowger let us do our own dialing.
Is software that replies to customers automatically the key to success in e-commerce? Ask the doctor.
If biologists can learn to use devices only a few billionths of a meter across, they could get a far better view of life's processes. They may even find ways to tinker with the machinery of life, death and disease. Welcome to the world of "nanomedicine."
Tired of your too, too solid flesh? Mild-mannered inventor Ray Kurzweil tells you how to scan your mind into a computer and live forever.