The World Economic Forum published this diverse list of breakthrough technologies which could soon play a role in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges.
“Technology has a critical role to play in addressing each of the major challenges the world faces, yet it also poses significant economic and social risks,” chief information and interaction officer Jeremy Jurgens said. “As we enter the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, it is vital that we develop shared norms and protocols to ensure that technology serves humanity and contributes to a prosperous and sustainable future.” One of the criteria used by council members during their deliberations was the likelihood that 2016 represents a tipping point in the deployment of each technology. That means the list includes some technologies that have been known for years but are only now reaching a level of maturity where their effects can be meaningfully felt
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