Summary of Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

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Tomorrow’s technology could change the world for the better. In this intriguing analysis, The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies explains 10 important up-and-coming innovations, each of which has the potential to mitigate some of the biggest issues facing humankind today. The report provides succinct explanations of each innovation and offers insights into practical applications. getAbstract recommends this review to tech trend watchers and everyone interested in the implications of recent innovations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What kinds of technological innovations are under development and
  • How “emerging technologies” could help improve the world.

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The World Economic Forum is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to improving the world through public-private cooperation.



Ten groundbreaking innovations with the potential to ameliorate challenges the world faces today include:

  1. “The Internet of Nanothings” – As microsensors and microprocessors continue to shrink in size, they will revolutionize health care. They can allow artificial intelligence (AI) to work inside the human body to “treat rare metabolic disorders.” The agricultural and construction industries will benefit, too.
  2. “Next- generation batteries” – The creation of more ecofriendly, inexpensive and powerful batteries means that poorer areas, worldwide, will...

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