Smart watches are essentially mini touch-screen computers that will allow wearers to monitor their fitness, check their email, and listen to music (among many other functions) right from their wrist.
For less than $100, individuals will be able to have their DNA sequenced and receive medical treatments tailored to their specific genetic code. It is expected that one million genomes will have been sequenced by the end of 2014.
On Nov. 4, elections will be held for thegovernorship of 36 states, 35 seats on the U.S. Senate and 435 seats on the U.S. House of Representatives.
The FIFA World Cup will return to Brazil for the second time June of next year, when 32 national soccer teams from all over the world will play for the trophy.
It has been four years since winter athletes gathered from all over the world to compete for coveted gold medals, but this February will bring the 22nd Winter Olympics, hosted in Sochi, Russia.
Plans have been finalized to withdraw U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and essentially end the long-standing war.
One World Trade Center, formerly called the Freedom Tower, finished construction in 2013 and became the tallest building in the U.S., as well as one of the tallest in the world. The entire World Trade Center complex will be completed in 2014.
The International Space Station will reach completion in 2014 and provide laboratory space for research in fields such as space medicine, life sciences and astronomy.
Google Glass, the revolutionary wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, is predicted to be released to consumers in 2014 alongside the Google Glass App Store.
2014 is expected to be a big year in cinema with the continuation of some favorites, such as TheAmazing Spider-Man 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2,and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, as well as many new and awaited films, includingFifty Shades of GreyandMaleficent.