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Break your ideation limits by checking 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2017 from MIT Technology Review

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Would you like to give your imagination a fly with real possibilities? Then the following link from MIT Technology Review is for you. According to them:
These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them right now.

Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.
Availability: 10 to 15 years
Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers?
Availability: 5 to 10 years
Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow?
Availability: Now
Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach.
Availability: 4-5 years
Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.
Availability: Now
By converting heat to focused beams of light, a new solar device could create cheap and continuous power.
Availability: 10 to 15 years
Scientists have solved fundamental problems that were holding back cures for rare hereditary disorders. Next we’ll see if the same approach can take on cancer, heart disease, and other common illnesses.
Availability: Now
Biology’s next mega-project will find out what we’re really made of.
Availability: 5 years
The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse.
Availability: Now
By experimenting, computers are figuring out how to do things that no programmer could teach them.
Availability: 1 to 2 years

Source: 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2017 from MIT Technology Review 

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