Whether it's the Internet of Things, drones, autonomous vehicles, or artificial intelligence, there seems to be no shortage of new technologies that are on the verge of changing our lives. 

Technology leaders such as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Tesla Motors, Facebook, and others are making major strides with new innovations, but so are smaller public companies such as Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) and private companies such as Proteus Digital Health. Click on the following slideshow to find out how five of the top technologies are growing, and where they could end up over the next few years. 

 
 

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