IEEE presents top technology to watch in 2014 from virtual reality to robots

12/31/2013 - 00:00

NEWS COMES UNEXPECTEDLY, unless it’s tech news. Most project information dribbles out over long periods, draining the surprise and delight from the event by the time it occurs.

It’s like watching a recorded football game when you already know the result. So we at IEEE Spectrum have trained our critical eye on the top 10 headlines of the next 12 months. These include a superfast wireless system, Chinese space launches, eerily silent electric race cars, and that recurring chestnut of tech news, the jet pack. By giving you the surprise and the delight now, we allow you to show the proper degree of detachment later on.