Quantum Sensing One of the “Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2020” by World Economic Forum & Scientific American
(UMMID) The World Economic Forum and Scientific American sifted through more than 75 nominations for the most innovative and potentially game-changing technologies in 2020. They selected the “top 10 emerging technologies” after experts whittled down scores of nominations to a select group of new developments with the potential to spur real progress.
Quantum Sensing is one of the ten technologies identified:
Imagine self-driving cars that can “see” around corners, or portable scanners that can monitor a person’s brain activity. Quantum sensing could make these things and much more a reality. Quantum sensors operate with extreme levels of precision by exploiting the quantum nature of matter — for example, using the difference between electrons in different energy states as a base unit.
The ten technologies are:
- Microneedles for painless injections & tests
- Sun-powered chemistry
- Virtual patients
- Spatial computing
- Digital medicine
- Electric aviaition
- Lower-carbon cement
- Quantum sensing
- Green hydrogen
- Whole genome synthesis