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2021’s ten breakthrough technologies [Full subscriber]

The November 2021 issue hosted five of the ten breakthrough technologies of 2021 that MIT Technology Review highlighted. The remaining five appear here. These traverse medicine, privacy, climate change and information and digital technologies. Digital contact tracing Digital contact tracing is one of the most interesting public health innovations to come from Covid-19. The basic idea is to use smartphone apps to register person-to-person contacts so that people who have been exposed can be automatically notified and instructed to quarantine. The technology offered a way to automate time-honoured contact tracing efforts in which public health investigators ask patients to retrace…

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