The Top 10 Emerging Technologies Of 2014

These top 10 emerging technologies of 2014 are will surely leave the world different...

Technology is changing our world; it is changing us so rapidly that we are in a never-ending catch-up race. Each day brings new discoveries as scientists and inventors push the barriers of knowledge in a bid to solve man’s numerous challenges.

The World Economic Forum put up a list of 10 Emerging Technologies of 2014 and the possibilities in these awesome technologies will blow up your mind!

1. Body-adapted Wearable Electronics: From Google Glass to the Fitbit wristband, wearable technology has generated significant attention over the past year, with most existing devices helping people to better understand their personal health and fitness by monitoring exercise, heart rate, sleep patterns, and so on...

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2. Screenless Display: One of the more frustrating aspects of modern communications technology is that, as devices have miniaturized, they have become more difficult to interact with – no one would type out a novel on a smartphone, for example. The lack of space on screen-based displays provides a clear opportunity for screenless displays to fill the gap...

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3. Human Microbiome Therapeutics: The human body is perhaps more properly described as an ecosystem than as a single organism: microbial cells typically outnumber human cells by 10 to one. This human microbiome has been the subject of intensifying research in the past few years, with the Human Microbiome Project in 2012 reporting results generated from 80 collaborating scientific institutions...

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4. RNA-based Therapeutics: RNA is an essential molecule in cellular biology, translating genetic instructions encoded in DNA into the production of the proteins that enable cells to function. However, as protein production is also a central factor in most human diseases and disorders, RNA- based therapeutics have long been...

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5. Quantified Self (Predictive Analytics): The quantified-self movement has existed for many years as a collaboration of people collecting continual data on their everyday activities in order to make better choices about their health and behaviour. But, with today’s Internet of Things, the movement has begun to come into its own and have a wider impact...

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6. Brain – computer Interfaces: The ability to control a computer using only the power of the mind is closer than one might think. Brain-computer interfaces, where computers can read and interpret signals directly from the brain, have already achieved clinical success in allowing quadriplegics, those suffering “locked-in syndrome” or people...

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7. Nanostructured Carbon Composites: Emissions from the world’s rapidly-growing fleet of vehicles are an environmental concern, and raising the operating efficiency of transport is a promising way to reduce its overall impact. New techniques to nanostructure carbon fibres for novel composites are showing the potential in vehicle manufacture to...

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8. Mining Metals from Desalination Brine: As the global population continues to grow and developing countries emerge from poverty, freshwater is at risk of becoming one of the Earth’s most limited natural resources. In addition to water for drinking, sanitation and industry in human settlements, a significant proportion of the world’s agricultural...

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9. Grid-scale Electricity Storage: Electricity cannot be directly stored, so electrical grid managers must constantly ensure that overall demand from consumers is exactly matched by an equal amount of power fed into the grid by generating stations.

Because the chemical energy in coal and gas can be stored in relatively large quantities, conventional fossil-fuelled power ..

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10. Nanowire Lithium-ion Batteries: As stores of electrical charge, batteries are critically important in many aspects of modern life. Lithium-ion batteries, which offer good energy density (energy per weight or volume) are routinely packed into mobile phones, laptops and electric cars, to name just a few common uses...

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Awesome right?

This list was compiled by the The World Economic Forum, "an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world  by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional  and industry agendas."

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