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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

Source | www.technologyreview.com

hese 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.

  • Reversing Paralysis

    Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.

  • Self-Driving Trucks

    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?

  • Paying with Your Face

    Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow?

  • Practical Quantum Computers

    Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach.

  • The 360-Degree Selfie

    Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.

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