TR 10 breakthrough technologies 2014

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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2014
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IT

MIT Tech Review (TR)'s list of 10 breakthrough technologies includes quite specific developments or even products. The full list includes: Agricultural Drones, Ultraprivate Smartphones, Brain Mapping, Neuromorphic Chips, Genome Editing, Microscale 3-D Printing, Mobile Collaboration, Oculus Rift, Agile Robots, Smart Wind and Solar Power.

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MIT Tech Review's list of 10 breakthrough technologies 2014 is a bit more clever than the typical list of generic trends. Their list contains quite specific things. Where other lists might have listed 3-D printing, TR lists "microscale 3-D printing" which is more specific. Their tabloid format of: what the breakthrough is, why it matters, and key players, is quite instructive and provides for an easy overview of complex developments. TR actually keeps a quite useful archive of earlier lists back to 2004, which is instructive, since many of the breakthroughs have survived (and some have not). What's interesting about such lists is that they tend to include many of the same things every year. Robotics, 3-D printing, some learning breakthrough etc. are part of most 2013 and 2014 lists.
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