Breakthrough Technologies

10 breakthrough technologies from MIT Tech Review 

Magic Leap
A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.
Availability: 1-3 years

Nano-Architecture
A Caltech scientist creates tiny lattices with enormous potential.
Availability: 3-5 years

Car-to-Car Communication
A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer.
Availability: 1-2 years

Project Loon
Billions 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. 
Availability: 1-2 years

Liquid Biopsy
Fast DNA-sequencing machines are leading to simple blood tests for cancer.
Availability: now

Megascale Desalination
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.
Availability: now

Apple Pay
A clever combination of technologies makes it faster and more secure to buy things with a wave of your phone.
Availability: now

Brain Organoids
A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.
Availability: now

Supercharged Photosynthesis
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Availability: 10-15 years

Internet of DNA
A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advance.
Availability: 1-2 years

http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2015/

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