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.