World Economic Forum's Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2023

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In summary, the World Economic Forum has identified the top 10 emerging technologies for 2023 as artificial intelligence and machine learning, biotechnology, blockchain, drones and autonomous vehicles, energy storage and renewable energy, internet of things, nanotechnology, quantum computing, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality. These technologies have the potential to significantly impact and transform various industries and sectors, such as healthcare, transportation, and energy, in the coming years.
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The WEI recently released their list of top 10 emerging technologies - the criteria consisting of new tech that could make an impact within the next 3-5 years (hence no fusion). The list is heavily tilted, not surprisingly, to information technology and biology:

1 Flexible batteries
2 Generative artificial intelligence
3 Sustainable aviation fuel
4 Designer phages
5 Metaverse for mental health
6 Wearable plant sensors
7 Spatial omics
8 Flexible neural electronics
9 Sustainable computing
10 AI-facilitated healthcare

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BWV said:
6 Wearable plant sensors
I wondered what in the world that could be, so I clicked into the paper...

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What are the criteria used by the World Economic Forum to select the Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2023?

The World Economic Forum selects emerging technologies based on their potential to drive significant economic, societal, and environmental impact. The criteria include the technology's ability to address global challenges, its readiness for commercialization, scalability, and the potential for widespread adoption. Technologies are also evaluated for their potential to create new markets and disrupt existing industries.

Can you provide examples of some technologies featured in the World Economic Forum's Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2023?

While the specific list for 2023 is not provided here, past examples of technologies that have been featured include artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, and advanced materials. The 2023 list is expected to include cutting-edge advancements in fields such as biotechnology, renewable energy, and digital transformation.

How do these emerging technologies impact global economies and societies?

Emerging technologies have the potential to transform industries, create new job opportunities, and drive economic growth. They can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enable the development of new products and services. Societally, these technologies can address critical issues such as healthcare, climate change, and food security, thereby improving quality of life and promoting sustainability.

What role do governments and policymakers play in the development and adoption of these emerging technologies?

Governments and policymakers play a crucial role by creating an enabling environment for innovation through supportive regulations, funding for research and development, and fostering public-private partnerships. They also need to address ethical, legal, and social implications, ensuring that the benefits of these technologies are widely distributed and potential risks are mitigated.

How can businesses and individuals stay informed about and adapt to these emerging technologies?

Businesses and individuals can stay informed by following reports from reputable organizations like the World Economic Forum, attending industry conferences, and participating in professional networks. Continuous education and training are essential to adapt to technological changes. Businesses should also invest in research and development and collaborate with academic institutions to stay at the forefront of innovation.

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