The Global Tech Issue: Way Beyond Silicon Valley

Perhaps you've heard: There's a whole world of technology that has nothing to do with Facebook, Snapchat, the Google buses, or Peter Thiel.

In Beijing, Lei Jun is building Xiaomi into China's first truly beloved consumer technology brand (with a strategy cribbed from Air Jordans). There are giant mechanical worms chewing up London and an ascendant gaming empire in the bowels of Nokia's old workspace in Helsinki. We'll show you a nerd monument in Reykjavik, a tennis racket with a brain in Lyon, and wheelchairs made out of tank parts and love in the Arizona desert.

Let Bloomberg Businessweek's first Global Technology issue be your guide to the mere 57 million square miles outside Silicon Valley. Choose a city on the globe on the right to get started.