As the editor of MIT Technology Review, I spend much of my time thinking about the types of stories and journalism that will be most valuable to our readers. What do curious, well-informed readers need to know about emerging technologies? As a writer, I am particularly interested these days in the intersection of chemistry, materials science, energy, manufacturing, and economics.
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.”