35 Innovators Under 35 2015

T here’s more than one way to read these stories. Sure, the subjects are inspiring and creative people. But these are not merely personality profiles. They also illustrate the most important emerging technologies of the moment. In biomedicine, for example, we feature several people who are figuring out in detail how the brain works and how we might stave off mental disorders. Others are unearthing knowledge about cancer that might open new avenues for treatment. Meanwhile, as robotics and artificial intelligence make astonishing progress, innovators in those fields are showcased here. So are people who are cleverly taking advantage of the falling cost of sensors and bandwidth.

Inventors

Creating technologies that make it possible to reimagine how things are done.

Entrepreneurs

They see technologies as sparks of opportunity.

Visionaries

These people are showing how technologies will give us new ways of doing things.

Humanitarians

Using technology to tackle problems caused by poverty, war, or disability.

Pioneers

Extending our scientific knowledge and paving the way for future technologies.