Future Technology: Top Ten Future Technology

Future Technology:

the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies has identified the top ten future technology of 2014 that could reshape the society of the future.
“2014 will be a crucial year for these technologies,” said Martina Larkin, Senior Director and Head of the Network of Global Agenda Councils, World Economic Forum. “Close cooperation between governments, industry and academia is essential to harness their potential”.

Top Ten Future Technologies are

Brain-computer interfaces:

It is already possible to type just by monitoring the electrical activity of your brain, but as the technology advances, it could be possible for people with disabilities to operate wheelchairs using only their thoughts.

brain-computer-interface

brain-computer-interface

 

Mining metals from desalination brine:

Large-scale desalination is becoming economically feasible for the first time because of new chemical processes that enable the mining of metals from waste water, or brine and for future.

Mining metals from desalination brine:

Mining metals from desalination brine:

 

Nanostructured carbon composites:

Cars made from carbon-fibre reinforced composites are as much as 40% lighter than older models, stronger, and more easy to recycle, offering the prospect for huge energy savings.

Nanostructured carbon composites

Nanostructured carbon composites

Grid-scale electricity storage:

A fundamental breakthrough is close that would allow the saving of surplus energy from fluctuating renewable sources such as sun and wind within the electricity grid.

Grid-scale electricity storage

Grid-scale electricity storage

Body-adapted wearable electronics:

Whether worn on the body, embedded in clothes or even under the skin, these devices can track information, such as heart rate and stress levels, giving people real-time feedback about their health.

Body-adapted wearable electronics

Body-adapted wearable electronics

Nanowire lithium-ion batteries:

New batteries based on silicon – using tiny silicon nanowires – could have a longer life, charge more quickly and hold up to three times the power of existing batteries.

Nanowire lithium-ion batteries:

Nanowire lithium-ion batteries:

Screenless display:

A 3D image projected into space – a “screenless display” – can convey information that a 2D image presented on a screen cannot, and is close to becoming a practical reality.

Screenless display:

Screenless display:

Human microbiome therapeutics:

Drawing on knowledge gained from the Human Microbiome Project in 2012 and other research, human microbiome technology is increasingly seen as an important source of treatment for serious diseases as well as for improving health.

Human microbiome therapeutics

Human microbiome therapeutics

 

RNA-based therapeutics:

RNA, like DNA, plays a part in protein synthesis and, to a lesser extent, the transmission of genetic information. Scientific advances are combining to enable a new generation of targeted, RNA-based drugs that could help find new treatments for cancer and infectious diseases.

RNA-based therapeutics

RNA-based therapeutics

Quantified self (predictive analytics):

Using data and specialized machine-learning algorithms, we can now build detailed and predictive models about people and their behaviours, which can help in areas such as urban planning and medical diagonosis.

Quantified self (predictive analytic)

Quantified self (predictive analytic)

 

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