In This Issue: Features
India’s Energy Crisis
Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal—and quite possibly destroying the global climate?
Lyft’s Search for a New Mode of Transport
How Uber’s archenemy plans to make the world a better place by building a kind of public transit system from private cars.
A Shocking Way to Fix the Brain
Neurosurgeons hope to treat some of the most intractable mental disorders by putting advanced arrays of electrodes into patients’ brains.
In This Issue: Reviews
Fighting ISIS Online
The Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media.
The Hit Charade
An algorithm might create a playlist you enjoy, but don’t mistake that for creativity.
What Will Alphabet Be When It Grows Up?
To truly change the world, Google’s new holding company will need something that has eluded many previous industrial labs: an effective commercialization strategy.