Wired Debuts ‘Next List’

Smart people who might change the world.

WIRED_2305_coversWired’s May issue features the magazine’s inaugural “Next List,” which honors mostly unknown people who are likely about to shakeup the business world.

“Any one of their stories is inspirational, whether it’s Jeff Dean’s neural nets (we got clearance to reveal them), Megan Smith’s plan to upgrade the US government’s technology, Yael Maguire’s broadband-dispensing drones, or Tracy Chou’s powerful tool for bringing more diversity to the technology industry,” wrote Wired editor Scott Dadich, in his monthly note to readers. “But together, this eclectic group points toward a new way of thinking about new ways of thinking.”

Below are some of those who made the cut.