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. The Visionaries are anticipating how technology can make life better.
Julie Kientz, 33
If you want to use technology to make life better for people with autism and their families, the trick is to make the technology secondary.
Per Ola Kristensson, 34
New computing devices are inspiring new ways to input text.
Eric Migicovsky, 27
How he invented the smart watch.
Lina Nilsson, 33
Lowering the cost of basic biological research.
Steve Ramirez, 25
An MIT grad student can find and even change memories in a mouse’s brain. (+video)
Laura Schewel, 29
Looking more closely at the way people move through cities.
Yu Zheng, 34
Analyzing newly available data about the intricacies of urban life could make cities better.