In Brief

From superfast mobile broadband to self-driving cars, the Guardian rounds up what to expect technology-wise in 2013.

This article titled “Technology: five developments that could rewire your world” was written by Charles Arthur, for The Guardian on Tuesday 1st January 2013 07.00 UTC

Self-driving cars

Google is good at doing amazing. Five years ago, its self-driving cars were totally experimental and could only be run on special test areas free of humans. Then, by May 2012, Nevada had licensed them. California has since followed suit; expect more US states to license vehicles, so that reading a broadsheet newspaper or putting on makeup while you drive won’t get you busted.

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