10 problems or opportunities facing the world today and the technologies that can help solve them
I don’t personally believe any of these problems or opportunities to be great than others so this list will be in no particular order. I hope that our future is bright and that we will be able to utilize technology well enough to solve each of these. ▪ World Hunger – agricultural advances that will increase efficiency in farming and can increase water resources, development of crops that can grow in drier climates ▪ Global Warming – the problem goes hand-in-hand with pollution, but can also be held separate because it involves one area of pollution, green-house gases – solutions might include ▪ Pollution – the discovery or invention of cleaner energy sources – increased recycling programs and better recycling methods ▪ Education – the information age is driving society to learn – online courses such as this one are available to people across the country, even while they are currently employed – computers and the Internet are being utilized through programs such as the 1 laptop per child program that was developed to help children in third world countries have the opportunity for an education ▪ Poverty – information technology seems to be driving economies in third world countries – development of computers and the Internet have provided a low-cost platform for these countries to enter into the information age where they are able to earn an income performing labor for companies across the world without leaving their homes ▪ Energy Waste and Efficiency – production of energy-efficient appliances, vehicles, electronic devices, and so on can help us reduce the amount of energy we waste every day – I bet we produce enough heat through the storage and processing of information each day across the world that we could heat every home in Canada during an entire winter, yet all we can think about is using more energy to find ways to keep our servers...
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