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With input from people around the world an international group of leading technological thinkers were asked to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Now their conclusions are revealed on this Web site.
I particularly love the list of remarkable technology challenges for the 21st century, imagined to be presented to the National Academy of Engineering in 2101, by the first person (a Purdue graduate, of course) to step onto the surface of Mars.
What I’ve learned from the recent groups we’ve done with University students is that they are (in the main) exited about the dramatically changing world they live in- they talk about technology as a connecting and equalising force, that social entrepreneurship will save the world where governments can’t and that they are confident that they have the skills to navigate a world that doesn’t exist now but that they will create. They’re not waiting for anyone to facilitate their future.
Rob has just told me he was involved in the creation with the Engineering site- nice one Cobber!
And I’ve been working on a project, to create a compelling challenge to match energy and enthusiasm with experience and opportunity, a challenge for economic activists. Pre-launch info here: http://www.figureditoutyet.com.au/
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