10 Technologies on the Cusp

MIT experts look ahead at breakthroughs and brainstorms that may change the way we live
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2007 2:33 PM CDT
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(Newser) Technology Review presents 10 technologies you'll soon be hearing about.

  1. Peer-to-peer networking as a way for legitimate businesses to handle heavy data streaming.
  2. Nanocharging solar, which could make solar power cost-competitive.
  3. Artifically structured metamaterials.
  4. Personalized medical monitors.
  5. Single-cell analysis.

  1. Light-focusing optical antennas that could revolutionize data storage.
  2. Neutron control—the brain as switchboard.
  3. Nanohealing.
  4. Compressive sensing; may teach cameras and medical scanners to "see" better.
  5. Augmented reality—superimposing digital images over the real world.