MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 2015 PDF
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Although these rapid improvements have depended on advances in science [ 52 ], it is the impact of these better ICs, lasers, and other GPTs on the emergence of new products and services that is of interest to forecasters and to this paper. The impact of these GPTs on higher level systems, products, and services suggests to many that monitoring this impact can help decision makers find commercially viable technologies.
This model also explains the emergence of those Technology Review predictions that now have large markets. Although most of the predictions reflect the science-based model of technology change, the predictions that now have large markets benefited from improvements from electronic components and the Internet, as do the technologies missed by Technology Review.
The former includes data mining Big Data , power grid control smart grids , biometrics, and distributed storage cloud storage.
The latter includes smart phones, cloud computing, Internet of Things, tablet computers, social networking, fintech, ebooks, and wearable computing. Some of these technologies biometrics, smart phones, tablet computers, and wearable computing became economically feasible as rapid improvements in microprocessors i.
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More specifically, fast processors were needed to analyze finger prints, voices, and other biometric data. Other technologies cloud computing, distributed storage, Big Data, fintech, smart grids, social networking, the Internet of Things, and ebooks emerged as improvements in Internet speed and cost made them economically feasible.
Most data processing and storage has moved from private data centers to the cloud with public clouds now providing most processing and storage [ 63 ]. Big Data services, such as those for fintech [ 64 ], benefit from the success of the cloud along with improvements in speed and cost of Internet services and the exploding amount of Internet data [ 65 ].
The economics of the Internet of Things and ebooks have depended on improvements in both the Internet and the relevant hardware. The IoT depends on inexpensive wireless modules, sensors, and services. Discussion Organizations must make choices and many of these choices involve forecasts. Because investors reward companies that make good choices, forecasts by private companies are probably much better than public forecasts.
Yoffie and Cusumano [ 13 ] concluded that one reason for the success of Apple, Microsoft, and Intel is that they could make better forecasts than do other companies.
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They were greatly inferior to those made by Herman Kahn and Anthony Wiener [ 25 ] in about the year that were analyzed in a paper [ 17 ]. This statement is not intended to criticize MIT or other universities but to emphasize that problems come from poor forecasts. Practically speaking, city, state, and federal governments must also make choices about new technologies, particularly in complex systems [ 67 ][ 68 ].
Should they investigate science-based technologies such as hydrogen vehicles, superconducting transmission lines, mag-lev trains, synthetic food, fusion, and hyperloop, or should they investigate technologies that are emerging from the Silicon Valley process of technology change such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, ride sharing, driverless vehicles, drones, smart payment, mobile payments, online education, augmented reality, and virtual reality?
Although the two sets of technologies are not directly comparable, the point is that cities make choices about which technologies to investigate, and these choices will be impacted by the process of technology change that they monitor.
Another way to think about the choices facing cities is to think of smart cities and the technologies related to them. Understanding the distinction between the Silicon Valley and the science-based process of technology change can help cities make better decisions about the technologies to investigate and thus the policies to consider. Future research should investigate the Silicon Valley process of technology change, its implications for decision makers, and the best way to monitor it and make forecasts.
Entrepreneurs, members of private firms and in particular Internet-based firms understand this process better than do university researchers. As noted above, university experts typically emphasize scientific and research disciplines rather than new products such as tablet computers or smart phones. University experts may not even currently perceive smart phones and tablet computers as important technologies, even though industry experts and students would.
The Silicon Valley process of technology change also requires forecasters to consider a wider number of factors than does the science-based model of technology change. While the names of science-based technologies can be taken from science and engineering journals or science and engineering research disciplines within universities, monitoring the Silicon Valley process of technology change requires forecasters to analyze the impact of rapidly improving technologies on the emergence of higher level products and services.
The latter requires much more complex analysis than does the former partly because these products and services are not discussed in science and engineering journals. They argue that foxes make better forecasts because they focus on a larger number of factors than do hedgehogs. Hedgehogs make predictions based on what they believe are a few fundamental truths while foxes draw on diverse strands of evidence and ideas.
Those who solely monitor advances in science might be called hedgehogs because they focus on a single issue, what is published in science and engineering journals, and they strongly believe in these journals. Those who monitor the Silicon Valley process of technology change might be called foxes because they draw on a diverse set of factors; these include improvements in various electronic components, computers, and the Internet and the impact these improvements have on the emergence of new products and services.
This leads to two testable hypotheses. Predictions based on the Silicon Valley model of technology change will be more accurate than those based on the science-based model of technology change.
Second, predictions made by foxes will be more accurate than those made by hedgehogs. Future research should investigate these hypotheses and related issues further.
Conclusions This paper does a rare assessment of a public technology forecast to encourage accountability and improve our understanding of technology change. Before the re-launch, the editor stated that "nothing will be left of the old magazine except the name.
The magazine, billed from to as "MIT's Magazine of Innovation," and from onwards as simply "published by MIT", focused on new technology and how it is commercialized; was mass-marketed to the public; and was targeted at senior executives, researchers, financiers, and policymakers, as well as MIT alumni. Technology Review was founded in under the name "The Technology Review" and relaunched in without "The" in its original name. It currently claims to be "the oldest technology magazine in the world.
In , The New York Times commented: In , Killian graduated from college and got his first job as assistant managing editor of Technology Review; he rose to editor-in-chief; became executive assistant to then-president Karl Taylor Compton in ; vice-president of MIT in ; and succeeded Compton as president in The May 4, issue contained an article by Dr.
Norbert Wiener , then Assistant Professor of Mathematics, describing some deficiencies in a paper Albert Einstein had published earlier that year. Wiener also commented on a cardinal's critique of the Einstein theory saying:. The historical Technology Review often published articles that were controversial, or critical of certain technologies.
A issue contained an article by Jerome Wiesner attacking the Reagan administration's nuclear defense strategy. The cover of a issue stated "Even if the fusion program produces a reactor, no one will want it," and contained an article by Lawrence M. Lidsky ,  associate director of MIT's Plasma Fusion Center , challenging the feasibility of fusion power which at the time was often fancied to be just around the corner.
In , the magazine started using a puzzle column started in Tech Engineering News a few months earlier. Its author is Allan Gottlieb, who has now written the column for more than fifty years. Higgins complained:. In , Technology Review printed an article about a Russian scientist using ova from frozen mammoths to create a mammoth-elephant hybrid called a "mammontelephas. The Chicago Tribune News Service picked it up as a real news item, and it was printed as fact in hundreds of newspapers.
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The prank was presumably forgotten by , when a survey of "opinion leaders" ranked Technology Review  No.
Contributors to the magazine also included Thomas A. A radical transition of the magazine occurred in Bruce Journey was named publisher, the first full-time publisher in the magazine's history.
According to previous publisher William J. Hecht, although Technology Review had "long been highly regarded for its editorial excellence," the purpose of appointing Journey was to enhance its "commercial potential" and "secure a prominent place for Technology Review in the competitive world of commercial publishing.
Marcus as editor-in-chief, the entire editorial staff was fired, and the modern Technology Review was born.
Boston Globe columnist David Warsh  described the transition by saying that the magazine had been serving up "old s views of things: Intending to appeal to business leaders, editor John Benditt said in , "We're really about new technologies and how they get commercialized. Articles are also devoted to more mature disciplines such as energy , telecommunications , transportation , and the military.
Since Journey, Technology Review has been distributed as a regular mass-market magazine and appears on newsstands. By , circulation had more than tripled from 92, to ,, about half that of Scientific American , and included , paid subscribers and 95, sent free to MIT alumni.
Additionally, in August , a German edition of Technology Review was started in cooperation with the publishing house Heinz Heise circulation of about 50, as of Technology Review also functions as the MIT alumni magazine; the edition sent to alumni contains a separate section, "MIT News," containing items such as alumni class notes.
This section is not included in the edition distributed to the general public. From to , R. The magazine has won numerous Folio! In , these included a "Silver Folio: Editorial Excellence Award" in the consumer science and technology magazine category and many awards for typography and design. In August the MIT student newspaper reported that lawyers for MIT and Time were reluctant to discuss the case, citing a confidentiality agreement that both sides described as very restrictive.
In , Technology Review, along with Wired News and other technology publications, was embarrassed by the publication of a number of stories by freelancer Michelle Delio containing information which could not be corroborated.
Editor-in-chief Pontin said, "Of the ten stories which were published, only three were entirely accurate. In two of the stories, I'm fairly confident that Michelle Delio either did not speak to the person she said she spoke to, or misrepresented her interview with him. On August 30, , Technology Review announced that R.
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Bruce Journey, publisher from to , would be replaced by the then current Editor in Chief, Jason Pontin, and would reduce the print publication frequency from eleven to six issues per year while enhancing the publication's website. Finally, Pontin said that Technology Review's stories in print and online would identify and analyze emerging technologies. Gideon Lichfield was named editor-in-chief in November, .Whereas chess players are able to look a few moves ahead, in Go this isnt possible without the game unfolding into intractable complexity, and there are no classic gambits.
Snow had fallen overnight, and it was bitterly cold. People who send death threats via networks like Twitter often face only delayed or underwhelming repercussions.
Winograd concluded that it would be impossible to give machines true language understanding using the tools available then. Now, using a system called RankBrain, it reads the text on pages in an effort to glean meaning and deliver better results.
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