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Mike Orcutt Editor

I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.

  • Space over Time

    Human exploration is the most visible use of spaceflight, but ­business and defense satellites fill the sky.


  • How Much Is a User Worth?

    Several upstart Internet companies have shown promise in being able to translate user engagement into revenue.


  • Material World

    The future availability and cost of important emerging ­technologies could depend on access to a handful of critical elements.

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  • Water Power

    Decisions about future energy sources will need to factor in water consumption as well as greenhouse-gas emissions.



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