In This Issue: Features
Thinking in Silicon
Microchips modeled on the brain may excel at tasks that baffle today’s computers.
Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods
Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential role in ensuring that there’s enough to eat.
The Continuous Productivity of Aaron Levie
The CEO of Box is building an online file storage system designed to reshape industries.
In This Issue: Reviews
Facebook’s Two Faces
The company says it wants to wire the world. But will it do more than make its own app work better?
The Geopolitics of Geoengineering
Does humanity’s tightening grip on the fate of nature portend new sources of global conflict?
In This Issue: Departments
As the World Tweets
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
Parents: Don’t Panic About Your Kids’ Social Media Habits
Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd tries to puncture some myths about teenagers and the Internet.
From the Archives
Selling Privacy Short
Technologies that make life easier also make it simpler to track your every move, warned Technology Review in 1985.