Paying with Your Face, Spinal Repair, Self-Driving Trucks, Quantum Computing

Slide1Phil and Stephen review the first three of MIT Review’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2017.

Reversing Paralysis

Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.

Self-Driving Trucks

Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers?

 

Paying with Your Face

Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow?

Practical Quantum Computers
Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach.

Which of these will impact the largest number of people?
Which of these will have the longest-lasting impact?
Which is scariest?
Which is most exciting?
Tune in and explore!

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