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4D printing & robots: 10 amazing technologies you need to know about

by LLB Editor
9th May 14 11:56 am

3D printing may soon be passé, as tech geeks around the world are getting excited about 4D printing.

A new report from Citigroup has named 4D printing as one of the 10 most disruptive innovations that will transform the world.

With 3D printing you can print plastic shapes, but with 4D printing you can create shapes that actually assemble themselves – it’s amazing.

Take a look at this video to see how it works.

Self-Folding Sheets: Hyperbolic Paraboloid from Skylar Tibbits on Vimeo.

Here are the other disruptive innovations on the list, for you to explore as and when:

Digital Banking – Citi forecasts digital bannking to be worth $447bn by 2016

Digital Currency – Bitcoin prices hace been oscillating like a pendelum but Citi thinks it’s here to stay. Here’s where you can read more Bitcoin

Digital Marketing – Spending based on automatic placement of adverts will see a 66% compound annual growth rate into 2016.

Electric Vehicles – According to Citi, electric vehicles that allow consumers to robotically switch batteries in electric vehicles are the future.

Energy Storage – Business Insider points out that in the first quarter of 2014, solar and wind combined generated 28% of German electricity.

Immunotherapy – Immunotherapy is thought to be a great deal of help for cancer patients. The process helps training the immune system to better recognise cancer cells.

Insurance Securitisation – Insurnace securitisation is known to minimise risk while reinsuring.

Precision Agriculture – Field mapping, soil sampling and mapping, hyper-local weather detectors will transform agriculture.

Robots – From train drivers to astronauts, expect to see many more robots doing human jobs by 2016.

Now read:

Check out the amazing 3D printing pen that raised £300,000 in one day

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