10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016

MIT Technology Review’s recently published top 10 list of technology breakthroughs of 2016. According to the MIT, the list “identifies innovations from the past year that solve difficult problems or create powerful new ways of using technology”.

These are the 10 technologies that could possibly change paradigms this year 2016:

  • Immune Engineering

    Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of cancer patients. That may be just the start.

  • Conversational Interfaces

    Powerful speech technology from China’s leading Internet company makes it much easier to use a smartphone.

  • Reusable Rockets

    Rockets typically are destroyed on their maiden voyage. But now they can make an upright landing and be refueled for another trip, setting the stage for a new era in spaceflight.

  • DNA App Store

    An online store for information about your genes will make it cheap and easy to learn more about your health risks and predispositions.

  • SolarCity’s Gigafactory

    A $750 million solar facility in Buffalo will produce a gigawatt of high-efficiency solar panels per year and make the technology far more attractive to homeowners.

  • Slack

    A service built for the era of mobile phones and short text messages is changing the workplace.

  • Tesla Autopilot

    The electric-vehicle maker sent its cars a software update that suddenly made autonomous driving a reality.

  • Power from the Air

    Internet devices powered by Wi-Fi and other telecommunications signals will make small computers and sensors more pervasive.

Via MIT.

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Daniel LaRusso

Daniel LaRusso

Engineer, developer, open source enthusiast, passionate for technology. Consultant and researcher in robotics and automation.

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