From siliconrepublic.com:

You might have heard of the internet of things, but what about the nanothings? You might know graphene, but can you name any other single-atom layer materials? And, while you’ve surely heard the buzz around autonomous vehicles, have you given much thought to the next-generation batteries required to power them? Or how we might source that energy from perovskite solar cells?

These are just some of the breakthrough technologies identified by the World Economic Forum on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list, compiled by the Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies and published in collaboration with Scientific American.

 

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