Here Are The Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2014

The World Economic Forum, famous for its annual Davos convention in Switzerland, has put out a new report identifying the top technological trends for the coming year.

 

“Technology has become perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world,” writes WEF’s Noubar Afeyan. “While never without risk, positive technological breakthroughs promise innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time, from resource scarcity to global environmental change.”

“By highlighting the most important technological breakthroughs, the Council aims to raise awareness of their potential and contribute to closing gaps in investment, regulation and public understanding,” he writes.

From wearable electronics to brain-computer interfaces, here are the big technologies to look out for this year.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/top-10-emerging-technologies-2014-2?op=1#ixzz2ucYzbOpa

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