Welcome to 'What's Next'
November 7th, 2011
02:04 PM ET

Welcome to 'What's Next'

Welcome to "What's Next."

Launching today, this blog will be the home for a forward-leaning look at the people, ideas and inventions on the cutting edge of innovation.

While other areas of CNN.com focus on the ways technology, science and other fields impact our lives, "What's Next" will introduce you to the people helping create tomorrow's reality.

There will be a focus on technological breakthroughs - from promising start-ups to cutting-edge gadgets. But innovations in the fields of medicine, transportation, commerce and environmental research (among others) will also be featured here.

Key to the blog will be content from "The Next List," the new weekly CNN show that debuts Sunday, November 13.

The show, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will profile innovators from all walks of life and all fields of endeavor. The show will feature someone each week who will be allowed to explain, in their own words, the challenges they faced and the innovative approaches they developed to overcome those challenges. Its goal is to explore why these innovators are successful while others in their field have failed.

This blog will feature stories from the show, commentary from the people other Web-exclusive elements.

Tell us what you think. Are there exciting breakthroughs you'd like to see us cover? Is there an innovator you think we should profile? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Anwar M. Farooq

    A patented new system for commuters to commute using present-day technology. This system would save gas, reduce smog and make a commute relaxing. It will also unclog the freeways. U.S. Patent no: 8074576. Please visit:
    http://www.rapidcommute.net for full details and animations.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
  2. Jerry Fleming

    You have a great concept for this show. I would like to introduce you to a patented new product which dramatically limits a person's exposure to cell phone radiation: http://www.thefusionphone.com. Cell phone radiation represents a significant health risk that people are just now beginning to understand and cell phone manufacturers are trying to hide – which sounds eerily similar to the lies spread by the tobacco companies not too long ago. People can take prudent and precautionary measures now to avoid serious health problems in the future.

    November 16, 2011 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • Mohan

      Aug28Russell Kelnhofer I would like to be nofetiid when you are going to air Dr Sanjay Gupta The Last Heart Attack. It has been canceled a couple of times because of news.

      February 22, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply
  3. Linda Tillman

    Sanjay...first off – I think you are terrific...I never get tired of listening to you and always learn something ..I have an 18 year old daughter who has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 9...My prayer is that their is an innovator like a Steve Jobs working on the 'cure' (notice I said cure, not treatment) ..any innovations around the corner that will help cure this dreaded disease? Thank you..

    November 13, 2011 at 10:50 am | Reply
  4. April Stevens

    I love the premise of this new show and who better than Dr. Sanjay Gupta to tell the stories of innovators! I will for sure tune into this show… looking forward to it! If you want to highlight an innovator who has defied the odds by building a successful business while helping to improve people’s eating habits, then you have to meet Seattle Sutton. She started a company that has changed the way people look at healthy eating and the importance of food on one’s overall health. Visit seattlesutton.com and if interested in learning more about this remarkable woman, please contact me.

    November 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Ansory

      It is our ropsensibility as adults to teach our children that innovative thought is a necessity for human existence and growth. Without it, we crumble. Isn't it funny, how as children, we could define innovation with every second of our existence, but as adults, we are afraid it .

      February 22, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
  5. Richard Wallace

    Great idea! Innovation represents the road to a better future and a path out of the mess we're in today. For news & views on innovation around the globe, check out The Next Silicon Valley website @ http://www.thenextsiliconvalley.com

    November 10, 2011 at 3:05 am | Reply
  6. Ken Harper

    If your looking for innovations, how about a modern way to build energy efficient Post & Beam Log Homes for the price of stick frame houses, and build them in half the time? Check out http://www.trinitypostandpanel.com

    November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Reply

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