MIT Technology Review’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2020 outlines scientific discoveries, available now or in the very near future, that could most profoundly change people’s lives. Included this year: unhackable internet service; individual designer drugs; the proliferation of digital currency; anti-aging treatments; AI molecule searches for better medicines; satellite constellations boosting remote internet access; new uses for quantum computers, tiny, powerful AI apps for phones; bolstering Census privacy; and more accurate climate change forecasts.
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Authors include: Russ Juskalian, a freelance science writer; Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine, MIT Technology Review; Mike Orcutt, senior blockchain reporter, MIT Technology Review; Adam Piore, an award-winning journalist based in New York; David Rotman, editor at large, MIT Technology Review; Neel V. Patel, reporter, space, MIT Technology Review; Gideon Lichfield, editor in chief, MIT Technology Review; Karen Hao, senior reporter, AI, MIT Technology Review; Angela Chen, senior editor, policy and ethics, MIT Technology Review; James Temple, senior editor, energy, MIT Technology Review; Ramin Skibba, a journalist, science writer, and astrophysicist; and Erika Check Hayden, an American science journalist and director of the Science Communication Program at University of California.
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2 weeks agoFlaw in the chapter on digital currencies! <br>"The People’s Bank of China quickly replied with its own digital currency, “renminbi.”" <br>Renminbi is just the Chinese name for their currency. Whoever wrote that obviously has no idea about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Overall low quality summary...