The 21 technology tipping points that will transform our world

Future gazing

World and business leaders met at Davos this week to discuss the technologies that will change the world.

Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting, the body compiled a list of technological "tipping points" the world will hit over the next 15 years. Here are the technologies the WEF, and experts it surveyed, believe will transform the near future, for better and for worse.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.