Every year, the reporters and editors of MIT Technology Review pick 10 breakthrough technologies that promise to fundamentally change the way we live and work. This year's list includes advances in artificial intelligence and biotechnology. They show the technologies we think will have the biggest impact on our lives.
I will be highlighting an entry every day in The Download for the next 10 days, starting tomorrow. We hope that you like the progress that has been made in the fields of gene editing, military drones, battery recycling, and computer chip design.
Legislation investing hundreds of billions into industry and research and development could reset how we think about government's role in the economy according to an introductory essay written by our editor at large. Here, you can read it.
We would like to hear from you. Pick a bonus 11th technology and we will give you the chance to do so. The winner of the poll will be announced in The Download.
Mat Honan, our editor in chief, Amy Nordrum, our executive editor of operations, and David Rotman will be talking about this year's list onLinkedIn Live from 2 to 2:30pm. If you sign up, you'll be able to watch it.
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