"According a convention held by US National Academy of Engineering (NAE),
human being need to identify problems for technology in the 21st century
that, if solved, would change the world. The experts said that the pace
of next advances in technology would means the rate of progress will be
30 times faster in the next half century and that opens up the prospect
of innovation in many fields, including better health and better
sustainable ways of living. Personalised medicine would combine genetic
information with clinical data to tailor drugs and doses to fullfill the
needs of an individual patient. It would mean longer, healthier lives;
communication technology would get faster and cheaper; and we will
hopefully make more sustainable way of life.
Of course old and new threats to personal and public health need more
effective and more readily available treatments. Vulnerabilities to
pandemic conditions, terrorist violence, and natural disasters demand
serious searches for new methods of protection and prevention. The
availability of clean energy was a priority. It is identified that sun
is a source of environmentally friendly power that bathing the Earth
with more energy than the planet's population consumes. Technology
inventions will make solar energy affordable. Sunlight is a free energy
source, but the ability to catch it is limited and expensive at present.
It takes time to use fully those promising future resources."