Top 10 emerging technologies of 2019

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-07-09 06:40

DNA data storage has become a top 10 emerging technology of 2019 on the World Economic Forum's annual list released in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province.

Other technological breakthroughs with the greatest potential to make a positive impact on our world include social robots, cheaper and safer nuclear reactors, and smarter fertilizers.

The technologies on the list were selected based on their potential to have a mainstream impact on societies and economies within five years and be both disruptive and attractive to investors and researchers.

Technologies emerging today will be shaping the world well into the future, impacting economies and society at large, said Mariette DiChristina, editor-in-chief of Scientific American and chair of the Emerging Technologies Steering Committee.

"Now that we are well into the fourth Industrial Revolution, it's critical we ensure humanity is served by these new innovations so we can continue to prosper," DiChristina said.

Let's take a look at the top 10 emerging technologies of 2019.

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