Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending September 13, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Technology Is Wiping Out Companies Faster than Ever
The lifespan of great corporations is getting shorter and shorter.
- Academics Launch Fake Social Network to Get an Inside Look at Chinese Censorship
New research shows that China’s online censorship relies on a competitive market where companies vie to offer the best speech-suppressing technology and services.
- Is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear the First Truly Smart Watch?
Samsung’s new smart watch may be the most polished effort yet—but that doesn’t mean it’ll be a hit.
- This Doctor Will Save You Money
Eric Topol is on a mission to get health care out of the mess it’s in.
- Chinese Researchers Make an Invisibility Cloak in 15 Minutes
Look out for mass-produced invisibility cloaks thanks to an entirely new way of designing and manufacturing them out of materials such as Teflon.
- Patients Take Control of Their Health Care Online
Patients are collaborating for better health—and, just maybe, radically reduced health-care costs.
- How Window Glass Is Getting Smarter
A material that selectively blocks heat and light could finally make it practical to add smart windows to buildings. <
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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