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Towards a bit but we have some great new tips talk about with the upcoming.
I guess breakthrough technologies -- 2013.
That's best way of putting it we're gonna sort of bribery -- who's deputy editor at MIT technology review joining us from Cambridge.
Odds chuckle about this -- appreciate you joining us on now live here to talk about some of the breakthrough technology -- 2013 and of course a lot of we're still learning about some we really haven't -- -- right.
That's right -- and thanks for having me.
If we take a mixture of technologies that sort of here and about to be here and start -- say that these -- the technologies that.
Could have really big influence over the next few years.
I'm looking at we have we have a bunch different full screens were there for graphics people homes they can kind of keep track of them.
Was go to those first -- the -- one -- -- -- I was gonna actually show on here this week -- -- show and actually get Smart watches.
It started out with apple had the Bea the little and iPods they could that people made -- watch bands -- they came out of course within the nano became a different size.
And it would allow people to -- shuffle it to say what -- -- it was watches anymore there's the talks been Apple's coming out with a Smart watch for the Sony has one there's a number of been out there right now.
There's temporary social media added a manufacturing.
The blue collar robots a superhero super grids tell me about somebody's which ones stand out to you which ones why -- -- Smart watches are here right now.
Status as well it is just a very cool moment in the evolution of technology.
So you know Smartphones -- here that really popular.
And there is a little bit.
Problem you could say is that if you're trying to use the line -- -- out of your pockets.
Not as -- Loses it could be people get distracted.
You know -- -- there's this idea that computing should become wearable that is literally on your person and then you just glance -- some thing.
For the information you need there's public these two competing approaches this coming out into the Google collapsed people talked about the -- -- having a computer that -- -- over Europe I.
The small lots is so much warmer more traders took away as sort of interacting socially you glanced down at -- -- In a typically -- -- the time that I can check.
You know there's that a text -- for me but I knew he now.
There's something that demands my attention that is glance that as a way of having information filtered CU -- -- -- advocate information.
Overload management tool but it in this around in this socially acceptable thing out.
Checking your watch then -- a whole computer of your.
Yet it ourselves the first time some aware and while one in the airport couple days ago just standard -- -- -- -- -- -- double -- I'd -- imminent.
Women tested me and they've obviously been here's a sample was for -- -- actually saw somebody winning the luggage wearing Google glasses it was kind of kind of cool now what else and it's as MIT's -- -- breakthrough technology the 2013 and we have five more than when it's brought our viewers as well.
Everything from big data from cheap phones which -- he's a huge development we have seen a lot of companies trying to get that title got a couple against guests on here.
Over the course of previous -- her -- -- DNA sequencing.
Deep learning memory implants ultra efficient solar power I think.
By the -- I want ask you about ultra efficient solar power because you know that's been kind of a controversial topic for a lot of people.
On the wanna try this thing in their home builds very expensive.
-- summer spent some respects some news companies have gone under.
What are you guys heard about any of these five and -- Oscar -- solar power first.
Right so that it is solar so much of the cost of soul.
The first -- -- for solar power to become competitive it's still got to come down in price in most places and he is there's only so much cost you can wring out.
Some of the the cost of installing solar that the labor.
You know that that this space you need.
That -- -- -- gonna get cheaper it's gonna have to come from the solar cells themselves.
You know that the what was that that the parts of the solar -- that convert sunlight to electricity those that they get more efficient epic ever more of the -- Energy into electricity.
So right now only about 28 to 25% of the sun's energy actually in the becoming electricity.
There's a whole new way of thinking about.
Solar cell design.
That we read about in -- in this issue and area water cal tech it is very very early.
But he has an idea essentially splitting some -- into its constituent.
Colors you capture each one of those an example you could get.
Maybe it is 60% efficiency out of a solid south so it's not here yet it's not even his soon but it's something to watch.
Whether this could be commercialized it could be the kind of game -- that solar needs.
Right -- you know you have a lot of amazing technologies on -- someone like solar power DNA sequencing.
That are real life changing in M ward and in a deeper way.
But the same time -- things like like the Smart watch that are out there now might -- changing -- -- in -- more shallow way of what else do you expect of you guys top ten.
But the the phones are out there now -- obviously you know that this ultra efficient solar power coming down the pipeline not here yet.
What's here right now besides the the watch that you think is really going people are gonna see the -- -- -- gonna be out there.
Walking in through an airport.
Meg getting your luggage and and it's going to be the next big thing.
But having this thing on our list that stands out to me it is and he's -- -- airport is certainly that would sort of ripple through society though it's this idea of noninvasive.
Prenatal DNA sequencing itself.
Sequence the U -- you to do genetic analysis of a fetus but it's in bases of the cart and the -- pieces says the risk of miscarriage.
If there was a way to essentially just by accident playing the -- is belied find out the genetic make about your child.
A lot of people do that huge.
As huge -- and it has -- -- accommodate Muslim would what would you do if you found out certain things.
Would you treat the child differently -- knowing so much more about its genetic predisposition.
Than you otherwise would have known.
Kind of test is going to -- very soon and that's huge that's used to lift the -- -- you know on our list and people to -- it said.
Evidently technology view dot com slash two yards and tell us what you think -- and the comments.
Yes you know we are also fighting about something -- -- seemingly trivial as temporary social media.
But we think is important because like everything on our list it also solves a problem.
Yeah Twitter and FaceBook are really popular by people have -- commit -- -- is obviously about the way that these states become.
Permanent records of our interactions and even if we.
There -- a casual comment -- -- -- mean honestly want it.
Adhering to our reputation forever.
And the added -- -- -- that chat right and burned out these these he'd never social media sites are you know getting people in new options for interacting Obama.
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