Top 10 emerging technologies for 2013

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New challenges need new technologies to tackle them. Here, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies identifies the top 10 most promising technology trends that can help to deliver sustainable growth in decades to come as global population and material demands on the environment continue to grow rapidly. These are technologies that the Council considers have made development breakthroughs and are nearing large-scale deployment.

  • OnLine Electric Vehicles (OLEV)
  • 3-D printing and remote manufacturing
  • Self-healing materials
  • Energy-efficient water purification
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion and use
  • Enhanced nutrition to drive health at the molecular level
  • Remote sensing
  • Precise drug delivery through nanoscale engineering
  • Organic electronics and photovoltaics
  • Fourth-generation reactors and nuclear-waste recycling


FiveWordsForTheFuture - Feb 14, 2013 | Innovation, Sciences, Technologies
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