Technology we desperately need
5 Technologies We Desperately Need
With advances in science and technology, we’ve taken some big leaps over the past century or so. We’ve effectively improved the quality of our lives and have managed to connect the entire world using modern technology. However, science is still seeking solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Here are 5 technologies we desperately need.
Nuclear FusionWhen the nuclei of two or more atoms come together to form a heavier nucleus, the process is accompanied by the release of tremendous amounts of energy. This is called nuclear fusion and could be the answer to all our energy needs. A fusion reaction powers the sun, and the amount of energy available to us if we master fusion is virtually limitless. Unfortunately, we can make fusion happen (as in the hydrogen bomb), but can’t control fusion reactions and harness energy from them. Some of the world’s most brilliant minds are working on the problem, and the most promising approach seems to be to use powerful lasers to contain the fusion reaction. A breakthrough using this or other techniques can be expected in our lifetimes.
Malaria VaccineAccording to the World Health Organization, about half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting malaria. This deadly disease is caused by plasmodium parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes and claims about 1 million lives annually. Early detection and prompt treatment are the only known measures against malaria. Once it reaches an advanced stage, it’s impossible to tame this beast. It’s therefore imperative to find a suitable vaccine that can tackle malaria and eradicate this scourge from the planet
Better BatteriesIn today’s technology-driven world, batteries have become the lifeblood of our existence. From our laptops and smartphone to electric cars, everything runs on a battery. Even solar and wind power are predicated on effective battery technology, since it’s one of the few viable ways to store energy for later use.Battery technology has lagged behind other fields for several years now, and it’s time it caught up with the development of smaller, more efficient devices that can service our ever-growing energy needs cheaply and reliably.
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Cures For AIDS and CancerUnfortunately, there is still no cure for AIDS. Many scientists have tried, but they’ve only managed to come up with temporary solutions. It’s high time this deadly disease is tamed, so that the 35 million plus suffering from it can be saved.Cancer researchers, on the other hand, have found cures–but only when the disease is in the initial stages, and only if it’s in a body part that can be exposed to harsh treatments like chemotherapy. This is another disease for which a cure is desperately needed, seeing as how about 7.5 million people succumb to it each year.
Flying And Driverless CarsAlright–we’ll admit it; this isn’t so much a need as it is a want. Most visions of the future in the 50s and 60s imagined that we’d all be zipping around in hovering personal transport devices by the year 2000. Best of all, these visions would always envisage this transportation solution to be accident and emission-free. If that’s the future of transportation, then it’d better get here fast. The human race is running out of time as our oil reserves dwindle and emissions poison our planet. So if this cool solution just happens to save the world too, then it definitely qualifies as a technology we need! And as for driverless cars, there’s no way computers can be worse at driving than us humans, so that’s another life-saving technology we eagerly anticipate.
February 4, 2018
February 4, 2018
February 4, 2018