Here are 10 emerging technologies with the potential to shape the way we live and do business. The editors of Technology Review, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's(MIT) magazine of innovation, have announced their annual list (2009 TR10) of emerging technologies that have the promise to make fundamental shifts in areas from energy to health care, computing to communications.
The list includes some technologies that should reach the market within year, such as paper-based medical tests and virtual personal-assistant software. Others, like biological machines and travelling-wave reactor. The list includes technologies miniture and massive-from fast, cheap, capcious computer memory to batteries that can store enough energy to power a city.