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MIT Technology Review’s 2024 10 breakthrough technologies.

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At the end of each year, the editors and staff of the MIT Technology Review select the top 10 new technologies that will breakthrough in the coming year.

The list is prepared and published to give the average person a glimpse of what is on the horizon and what might be incorporated into our daily lives, according to Amy Nordrum, executive editor.

Besides being executive editor, Nordrum also is a frequent guest on WNYC and NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow.

The Review staff spends months discussing and analyzing what might be hot for the next 12 months. In addition, the Review allows readers to vote on an 11th addition to the list. That selection will be revealed in April.

To further educate the public, Nordrum added in December five things that were not put on the 2024 Breakthrough list but items that should be watched.

In this podcast episode, Nordrum breaks down each of the selections and explains its importance in understandable terms.

Some items she describes are:

· A-I for everything

· Apple Vision Pro

· 1st Gene Editing Treatment

· Weight Loss Drugs

· Twitter Killers

On the list of five items left out, she discusses:

· New drugs for Alzheimer’s disease

· Sustainable aviation fuel

· Male to male reproduction.

Listen to the podcast to hear her description of each breakthrough, and visit their website to see more: