10. Magic Leap
A startup is betting more than half a million dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery. The technology uses a special headset designed to make virtual objects appear in real life and would open new opportunities for the film, gaming, travel and telecommunications industries. Magic Leap technology will be made available in a year or two.
9. Nano Architecture
Tiny lattices with enormous potential. These are nanomaterials that allow the creation of the strangest and lightest substance on earth. Technology could also follow increasing the energy density of batteries – the amount of power they can hold at a given size. Nano architectured products will be in the market before 2020.
8. Car-to-Car Communication
Simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer. The technology lets cars broadcast their position, speed, steering-wheel position, break status, and other data to other vehicles within a few hundred meters.
7. Project Loon
Millions of people could get online for the first time thanks to Helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places cell Towers don’t reach. Project Loan is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps and bring people back online after disasters.
6. Liquid Biopsy
First DNA sequencing machines are leading to simple blood test for cancer. Revolutionary DNA sequencers, some no larger than a cell phone could allow routine screening for cancer to become less expensive and far more widely used. In addition to screening for cancer, liquid biopsies could be a way to help people already fighting the disease. This technology is already in use.
5. Mega Desalination
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel. It is the world’s largest modern seawater desalination plant, providing 20% of the water consumed by the country’ households.
4. Apple Pay
Combination of technologies makes it faster and more security buy things with a wave of your phone. The new technology allows a payment with just the press of a thumb on your iPhone.
3. Brain Organoids
A new method of growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders. Brain organoids will open a new window into how neurons grow and function, and they could change our understanding of everything from basic brain activities to the causes of schizophrenia and autism.
2. Supercharged Photosynthesis
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people through enhanced photosynthesis. The technique boosts plants’ growth by capturing carbon dioxide and concentrating it in specialized cells in the leaves, which allows the photosynthetic process to operate much more efficiently. This technology will be available in 10 to 15 years.
1. The Internet of DNA
A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advanced. The technology allows sending your genetic information across the internet to see if there’s anyone, anywhere, in the world matches you. This system will be live in one or two years.