With metaverses and virtual existences proliferating, some companies are generating more revenue from selling in the virtual worlds than selling actual physical goods. But here in the physical world, there are also exciting developments in the interface between what we touch and what we code, between atoms and bytes. This is where the rubber (and the bytes) hits the road — quite literally, including on the famous Indianapolis 500 speedway.

Earlier this year, race cars without drivers hit the track to test the limit of autonomy in adaptability and safety in the second Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas following the success of the first IAC in October 2021 in Indianapolis.

Atoms Meet Bytes: Racing At 173 Mph Without Drivers
Mung Chiang
Krach Institute for Tech...