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David Talbot Editor

I’m MIT Technology Review’s chief correspondent, interested in a wide range of topics including climate change, energy, and information and communication technologies. Recent projects have included traveling to China to write about GMO crop development there, and Germany to explore how they’ll try to 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.

  • The Digital Pit Boss

    The Mohegan Sun casino goes “all in” on a sensor-riddled blackjack table.

  • Body Image

    The latest medical-imaging advances provide unprecedented diagnostic power – and they’re visually stunning.

  • Online at CentCom

    U.S. Central Command Headquarters is more wired than ever. A look inside the nerve center for the Iraq War.

  • Terror's Server

    Fraud, gruesome propaganda, terror planning: the Net enables it all. The online industry can help fix it.

  • How Technology Failed in Iraq

    The Iraq War was supposed to be a preview of the new U.S. military: a light, swift force that relies as much on sensors and communications networks as on heavy armor and huge numbers. But once the shooting started, technology fell far short of expectations.

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