The World Economic Forum, best known for its annual winter Davos meeting, in collaboration with Scientific American, has published its top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list. This list highlights technological advances that the forum members believe have the power to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard the planet.

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Perovskite solar cells are included in the WEForum's list. It is explained that perovskite materials offer three advantages over silicon-based solar cells: they are easier to producer, can be used anywhere (as they can be made to produce thin, light, flexible and transparent cells) and are highly efficient.

The other top 10 technologies in the WEForum's list are: Nanosensors and the Internet of Nanothings, Next Generation Batteries, The Blockchain, 2D Materials, Autonomous Vehicles, Organs-on-chips, Open AI Ecosystem and Optogenetics.