23 Apr '15, 5pm

MIT genius team can measure how fast a technology is emerging

include 3D printing, MRI technology, wireless communications, and optical technology. Slower technologies include batteries, wind turbines and combustion engines. Venture capitalists, universities, start-ups and government labs may be interested in this type of information to help further their research or other projects. “There’s a lot of nuance to our method, and I don’t see it as something to hand out to the masses to play with,” says Chris Benson, a former MIT graduate student, who helped developed the prediction tool. “I see it more as something where we work with somebody to help them understand what the future technological capabilities that they’re interested in are. We’re probably more like a real estate agent, and less like Zillow.”

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