Neil Gershenfeld

Essay
Mar/Apr
2014
Neil Gershenfeld and JP Vasseur

As “the Internet of Things” takes hold, everyday objects are starting to communicate with each other online -- a linking of the digital and physical worlds that will have profound implications for both.

Essay
Nov/Dec
2012
Neil Gershenfeld

In recent decades, the world has been rocked by revolutions in the digitization of computation and communication. Now the physical world is being digitized, thanks to new technologies that can turn data into things and things into data. Digital fabrication will let people build custom home furniture, living organs out of cells, and drones that can fly out of a printer; science fiction is becoming industrial fact.