The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on emerging technologies released its top 10 emerging technology trends for the year.
1: ‘Informatics for adding value to information’ “Big data” has been a buzzword in technology circles for some time. Harnessing the volume of data produced during our everyday lives is at the heart of some of the most sought-after discoveries. “Innovations in how information is organized, mined and processed hold the key to filtering out the noise and using the growing wealth of global information to address emerging challenges,” reads the report posted on the World Economic Forum’s Forum: Blog. In this photo, Carlo Ratti, professor and director of Senseable City Laboratory, MIT, watches a presentation during a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 11, 2012. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Buy Photo