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David Talbot Editor

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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    Nano materials could provide future soldiers with super strength, protection against bioweapons and even a way to communicate covertly.

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    The key to superefficient automotive systems: software.

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    Computers will really understand what you say when they know how you feel when you say it.

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