Saturday, February 16, 2008

How to save the world {link to article}

The list, announced this afternoon, addresses four themes the committee considered "essential for humanity to flourish" - environmental sustainability, health, reducing our vulnerability and adding to the joy of living.

"We chose engineering challenges that we feel can, through creativity and committment, be realistically met, most of them early in this century," said committee chair William J. Perry, the former Secretary of Defense who teaches engineering at Stanford University. "Some can be, and should be, achieved as soon as possible."

-Make solar energy affordable.
-Provide energy from fusion.
-Develop carbon sequestration methods.
-Manage the nitrogen cycle.
-Provide access to clean water.
-Restore and improve urban infrastructure.
-Advance health informatics.
-Engineer better medicines.
-Reverse-engineer the brain.
-Prevent nuclear terror.
-Secure cyberspace.
-Enhance virtual reality.
-Advance personalized learning.
-Engineer the tools for scientific discovery.

courtesy of wired

Dear reader, No where on this list do we see any urgency to create more weapons or make more war. Vote accordingly.


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