For our 13th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs, we’re presenting the stories in a new way. We’ve grouped them by categories that reflect the variety of approaches that people can take to big problems. Humanitarians are using technology to improve the lives of people around the world.
Caroline Buckee, 34
Cell phones can become a weapon against disease. (+video)
Rebeca Hwang, 33
Many innovations can’t happen without the right connections.
Enrique Lomnitz, 30
A design student returned to his native Mexico City after college in the United States to help the megalopolis overcome its water crisis.
Evans Wadongo, 27
Growing up in Kenya, he strained to read by the dim light of a kerosene lantern. Now he’s making solar-charged lanterns and using them to spur economic development. (+video)
Amos Winter, 33
Some problems aren’t apparent until you ask.