The world is bracing for an influx of billions of new urbanites in the coming decades, and tech companies are rushing to build new green cities to house them. Are these companies creating a smarter metropolis -- or just making money?
1. In mid-2008, Eric Migicovsky, then 22 and the one-time owner of a calculator watch ("It's a very cool '80s thing," he says), wanted to be able to check email while riding his bike without killing himself.
"Does this outfit still work?" That's a question I ask my wife way too often, after I pull out an older garment from my closet or drawer. Bell-bottom pants. Skinny ties. Pleated anything. Clothing goes in and out of style, rising in popularity, falling away, reemerging. If you're not careful, you can end up embarrassing yourself.