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Top 10 Challenges

Peter Schwartz Pinpoints Ten Areas to Make a Global Impact, Find Success
Futurist and author addresses nearly 1,900 graduates at Rensselaer’s 203rd Commencement, President Jackson urges graduates to shape the 21st century
“Realizing the vision of a peaceful, prosperous world of 2050 will require monumental innovation, collaboration, and leadership.”
The top tn are:
1. Creating long-term solutions to meet our energy demands sustainably.
2. Launching a bio-industrial revolution with sustainable manufacturing.
3. Understanding and enhancing the human brain to avert age-related impairments.
4. Improving agriculture to reduce costs and increase its energy and water efficiency.
5. Building sustainable cities through better urban planning and “smart architecture.”
6. Stimulating job growth and economic development.
7. Fusing the technological with the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of human culture.
8. Advancing technological instruments to drive scientific discovery forward.
9. Harnessing biological tools to advance human evolution.
10. Discovering new ways to lower the costs and environmental impact of space flight and development.
DETAILS: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=2585
I’ll bet there are library collections that are specializing in these area and building repositories.
Stephen

Posted on: June 3, 2009, 11:57 am Category: Uncategorized

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