SPECIAL SECTION: The Digital Eye

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Jeffrey Braverman

IN 1500, A CLOCK WAS A MACHINE THAT FILLED A ROOM IN A TOWER. TODAY, CLOCKS ARE BUILT INTO ALMOST EVERY MACHINE WE MAKE. THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING TO THE CAMERA: WE’VE COME FROM THE CAMERA OBSCURA TO THE MODERN SMARTPHONE AND ARE FAST APPROACHING A WORLD IN WHICH EVERYTHING WE BUILD CAN SEE. NOW IS THE TIME TO START PLANNING FOR WHAT WE’LL MAKE OF IT.

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