The Wall Street Journal's Explosion in Innovation covers 8 technologies the author believes will drive innovation over the next decade.
The eight are:
1. Biotechnology: especially synthetic biology, which is the application of engineering principles and approaches to biological system design and development.
2. Computational Systems, which is defined as the ability to model almost anything.
4. Artificial Intelligence
6. Digital Manufacturing, with the almost required these days reference to 3D printing.
Nice list. One of the things that jumps out at me is most of the technologies on this list make use of or are enabled by the Internet, but they aren't Internet technologies. A few years ago lists like this focused on Internet technologies.
Also interesting is clean tech is not on the list, nor are any energy related technologies. These definitely would have been on a list like this a few years ago.
Finally, it's interesting see artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and sensors make the list. These were all considered hot technologies at various times in the past, but fell off lists like this because they failed to take off.
But since the time they were first hyped as the next great thing, these technologies have matured and I agree all will have an impact on innovation over the next decade.