World : Top 10 emerging technologies of 2017

A series of breakthrough technologies have made their way onto the world stage. These technologies would seemingly give us humans the ability to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, with abilities such as harvesting water from air and carrying out artificial photosynthesis.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with scientific news outlet Scientific American has come up with a list of technologies, which according to the organization, have the potential to bring an improvement to human lives, transform industries and have the ability to protect the planet. According to the experts who have come up with this list, the technologies are at a stage of development which would allow their widespread use in the next 3-5 years.

According to the Head of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Member of the Managing Board of the WEF Murat Sonmez, the technologies would ‘redefine industries, blur traditional policies, and create new opportunities never possible before’.


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Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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