10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017


Technology breakthroughs 2017

Quite Amazing Breakthroughs

Technology breakthroughs 2017

These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them right now.

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Reversing Paralysis

Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.

Driverless Trucks

Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers?

Paying With Your Face

pay with your face

Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow?

Quantum Computing

quantum computers

Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach.

360 Degree Selfies

360 degree selfies

Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.

Hot Solar Cells

hot solar cells

By converting heat to focused beams of light, a new solar device could create cheap and continuous power.

More Advanced Gene Therapy

advanced gene therapy

Scientists have solved fundamental problems that were holding back cures for rare hereditary disorders. Next we’ll see if the same approach can take on cancer, heart disease, and other common illnesses.

The Cell Atlas

cell atlas

Biology’s next mega-project will find out what we’re really made of.

Takeover of the Bots

bot take over

The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse.

Computers Teaching Themselves

computers teaching themselves

By experimenting, computers are figuring out how to do things that no programmer could teach them.

READ MORE: https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/

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