Wired’s top 20 list of techies they think will change the future

Posted by on April 26, 2017 7:12 pm
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MICROSOFT WILL BUILD computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple’s. Robots will 3-D-print cool shoes that are personalized just for you. (And you’ll get them in just a few short days.) Neural networks will take over medical diagnostics, and Snapchat will try to take over the entire world. The women and men in these pages are the technical, creative, idealistic visionaries who are bringing the future to your doorstep. You might not recognize their names—they’re too busy working to court the spotlight—but you’ll soon hear about them a lot. They represent the best of what’s next.

Put Humans First, Code Second

Parisa Tabriz
Browser Boss | Google Chrome


Wall Street Can Run on Collaboration, Not Competition

Richard Craib
Founder | Numerai


Microsoft Will Outdesign Apple

Kait Schoeck
Industrial Designer | Microsoft


Frugal Science Will Curb Disease

Manu Prakash
Founder | Foldscope Instruments


TV Ad Dollars Will Get Snapped Up

Jeff Lucas
VP and Global Head of Sales | Snap


Encryption Alone Is Not Enough

John Brooks
Programmer | Ricochet


Silicon Valley Can Spread the Wealth

Leslie Miley
President, West Coast | ­Venture for America


Our Robots Are Powered by Poets and Musicians

Beth Holmes, Farah Houston, Michelle Riggen-­Ransom
HOLMES Knowledge Manager | Alexa Information team
HOUSTON Senior Manager | Alexa Personality team
RIGGEN-­RANSOM Managing Editor | Alexa Personality team


Hard Data Can Improve Diversity

Laura I. Gómez
Founder | Atipica


Music Will Leave the Studio Behind

Steve Lacy
Musician


Microbiology Gets a Little Intelligent Design

Christina Agapakis
Creative Director | Ginkgo Bioworks


Tech Workers, Not CEOs, Will Drive Real, Positive Change

Maciej Ceglowski
Founder | Pinboard


China Will Lead the Tech Industry

Connie Chan
Partner | Andreessen Horowitz


Need Help Choosing a Wine? There’s a DNA-Based App for That.

James Lu
Senior VP of Applied Genomics | Helix


Techies Should Serve Their Country

Matt Cutts
Acting Administrator | United States Digital Service


Robots Will Make Fast Fashion Even Faster

Gerd Manz
VP of Future Team | Adidas


Artificial Intelligence Will Help Doctors Do Their Jobs Better

Lily Peng
Product Manager | Google Brain


Microsats Will Democratize Space

Will Marshall
Cofounder and CEO | Planet


See the complete post in Wired:

Wired’s NEXT LIST 2017: 20 TECH VISIONARIES WHO ARE CREATING THE FUTURE
by Wired staff

One response to Wired’s top 20 list of techies they think will change the future

  1. Tony Perkins April 26th, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    A bit of a politically corrected list, but still illustrates that the global Silicon is not lacking in innovation. From a major public company disruption side, we believe that Microsoft may well build computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple’s. Kait Schoeck in photo is one to watch, as she and her team may help Microsoft undercut Apple’s competitive advantage one more time. No time to rest.

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