One of my favourite magazines is MIT Technology Review.
“Each year, Technology Review selects what it believes are the 10 most important emerging technologies. The winners are chosen based on the editors’ coverage of key fields. The question that we ask is simple: is the technology likely to change the world?”
This year’s list contains three technologies that caught my eye:
- Real-time search — search engines wrestling to make sense of streams of real-time information from sources like Facebook and Twitter
- Social TV — remember all of the talk about interactive TV? Seems we have arrived there given the use of social media tools as a back channel for conversations amongst friends watching TV (same time / different place). But there is research underway to enhance this.
- Cloud programming — featuring research from those working on better programming tools for cloud computing
Worth the read.