The emerging technologies hold the promise of another sustainable year for us. Today, we will tell you which ones will have a greater impact in 2024.

We will begin by recalling what emerging technologies, also known as disruptive technologies, are. These are capable of providing innovative solutions, combining advanced production and operational techniques with technology. They mark digital and business transformation, fostering a vision towards innovation and development.

Let’s get to know some of the emerging technologies that will have a greater impact this year:

Artificial Intelligence: If 2023 was the boom of artificial intelligence, it will continue to be a significant topic in 2024. It will have a great impact and expand its scope to all types of office software applications. It promises to summarize emails and meetings, generate complete presentations with slides composed of titles, illustrations, and images in a matter of seconds, and much more.

Solar Technology: Solar energy cells broke the world record for efficiency in November 2023. Next-generation solar technology, or perovskite tandem solar cells, coat traditional silicon with materials that share a structure. By having silicon and perovskites work together in tandem solar cells, they can better utilize the solar spectrum, producing more electricity per cell. It’s projected to launch the first panels and increase their production in 2024.

Mixed Reality: Apple has created its new mixed reality glasses, the Vision Pro, which will be used in a series of applications developed by the company. Unlike virtual reality, mixed reality overlays digital content onto the real environment. They are two micro-OLED displays that provide higher resolution and sharper images than the glass displays of virtual reality glasses.Apple plans to launch the Vision Pro by the end of this year.

Enhanced Geothermal Systems: An alternative to fossil fuels is geothermal heat, which involves harnessing the warmth beneath our feet. This is a significant source of CO₂-free energy. Although this technology may have potential risks, a certain portion of the scientific community debates whether it could impact seismic activity. However, many other scientists believe that the risks are minimal.

Chiplets: Storage systems or signal processors, very small and modular, that when connected to each other can build a system. As the chip is smaller, it has fewer defects, and its construction is more cost-effective. The implementation of Chiplets has been hindered due to a lack of standards, but efforts are being made to adopt others that can facilitate the combination of Chiplets in businesses.

Biotechnology: After 11 years of development, scientists have taken CRISPR out of the laboratory, a powerful DNA editing technology. This treatment-based technology has the potential to cure the symptoms of sickle cell anemia. It is a complex and expensive treatment. Therefore, the ideal is to find a way to apply CRISPR more simply and economically.

Supercomputers: After Frontier, the supercomputer that marked the beginning of exascale computing developed in the United States and launched in 2022, a series of supercomputers with approximately double the speed have been in development. By the end of 2024, the first exascale supercomputer in Europe, Jupiter, is expected to become operational.

Technology is advancing, and year after year, emerging technologies provide us with tools to solve challenges in various areas such as health, the environment, and more.

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