, famous for its annual Davos convention in Switzerland, has put out a new report identifying the top technological trends for the coming year.
"Technology has become perhaps the
greatest agent of change in the modern world," writes WEF's Noubar
Afeyan. "While never without risk, positive
breakthroughs promise innovative solutions to the most pressing global
challenges of our time, from resource scarcity to global environmental
"By highlighting the most important technological
breakthroughs, the Council aims to raise awareness of their potential
and contribute to closing gaps in investment, regulation and public
understanding," he writes.
From wearable electronics to brain-computer interfaces, here are the big technologies to look out for this year.