Technology Application In 21 Century 12849
Technology Application In 21 Century 12849

Technology Application In 21 Century 12849

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A quote I heard many times when I was in high school and which I now know traces

back to Sir Francis Bacon, one of our earliest scientist or philosophers as they

were then called, is the statement “Knowledge Is Power.” Today, I

believe that the fuller, more correct statement is to say, “the application

of knowledge is power.” The study of science, and technology subjects will

broader our opportunities in life. As we continue to advance to the 21st

century- now lesser than 30 days away-we are well aware that technology is

possibly the hottest industrial commodity around the world today. In the years

ahead, it will be an increasingly critical factor in determining the success or

failure of businesses. It is the fuel many of us are looking at to help us win

this race to the 21st century. To do that, we should make technology matter. In

this paper I am going to share my technology forecasts. I try to focus on my new

forecasts a decade into the future – the first decade of the 21st century,

because that is how far most businesses need to be looking ahead. There has

never been a neutral or value-free, technology. All technologies are power. They

evoke economic and social consequences in direct proportion to their dislocation

of the existing economy and its institutions. I believe that technologies such

as: biotechnology and genetic engineering, intelligent materials, the

miniaturization of electronics, and smart manufacturing systems, and controls,

will be the hottest technologies in the next decade. I am going to put together

a list of what I think as the top ten innovative products that will result from

those technologies. Number one on the list is something we call genetic. There

are pharmaceutical products that will come from the massive gene

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going on around the world today. In ten years, we will have new ways to treat

many of our ills – from allergies to ADIS. We may see the discovery of new

methods of treatment for various types of cancer, for multiple sclerosis,

osteoporoses, Lou Gehrig’s and Alzheimer’s disease, to name just a few. The

biotechnology frontier, especially developments in the field of genetic,

promises- and to some degree has already archived – a revolution in agriculture

and human health care. But proving the means to develop plant species that are

more disease-and-pest-resistant, more tolerant of drought, and able to grow

during extended periods of adverse conditions. These technologies will very

likely provide future increasing in agricultural productivity. So far, these

techniques have not add much to world food production; recent grow has come

primarily from increasing acreage in production, in response to higher grain

prices. However, further expansion of productive land is limited, and the

increased application of fertilizer appears to be reaching a point of

diminishing returns. Therefore, increased agricultural productivity from this

new field could be essential to feed the growing population. The mapping of

human and plant genomes, a process already well underway, will provide greatly

increased knowledge of genetic processes and, to some extend, information about

how to control them. For humans, this will provide the means to deal with

diseases that have genetic origins or result from man functioning of genetic

material in the body. These diseases include potentially: cancer, cystic

fibrosis, Gaucher’s, hemophilia, rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS,

hypercholesterolemia, and many others. Furthermore, genome analysis of an

individual ca

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indicate propensity to diseases whose symptoms have not yet been

manifested. Scientists believe that many psychological and behavior attributes

can be genetically controlled and therefore subject to diagnosis and eventually,

for aberrant conditions, corrected. Such uses of this technology, of courses,

raise serious social and ethical questions that must be considered. Other

applications of biotechnology might produce novel protein for food replacing

meat, stimulate awareness and evaluation of microbial threats (including archaea,

ancient bacteria, being perhaps more adaptable and potentially hazardous than

was previous thought), and creation of plantation to produce and distribute

biological products in the ocean. The process of cloning was perfected; evidence

by the fact that in 1997 a sheep was successfully cloned in Scotland. Hence,

biotechnology could eventually eliminate food shortages, improve health, and

extend life expectancy. Number two on the list is the personalized computer. The

personal computer now sitting on our desk will be replaced by a very powerful,

personalized computer. It will be able to send and receive wireless data. It

will recognize your voice and follow your voice commands. It will include a

variety of security and service tools that will make the computer fit your own

individual needs. When we turn on our personalized computer the intelligent

agents built into it might automatically show us high-lights and stories from

last night’s football game. It could display the current stock report on your

own portfolio and ask it you would like to make any changes. It would give us a

traffic report for our normal commute to work and suggest an alternate, if

necessary. Finally, it may let us know what the lunch specials are at our

favorite restaurants and ask if we would like to make reservations. The third

product on my list is the multi-fuel automobile. In ten years, our cars will

have to meet even stricter requirements for emissions and efficiency. And to do

that, we are going to see a gradual shift to other fuel and power sources.

Barring a major oil crisis, we don’t see a rapid shift to those alternatives.

The internal combustion engine will still have a major place in ten years. But

we will see an increase in vehicles running on energy sources like batteries,

kinetic energy, fuel cells, and hybrid sources. At first, these will be used in

low-weight vehicles that typically travel short distances. But as these

alternative- powered vehicles are introduced into the general population, many

of our experts believe that they will likely run on a combination of fuels –

like reformulated gasoline, electricity, and compressed natural gas. The fourth

product is the next generation television set. Ninety-nine percent of American

homes have televisions, and over the next decade, we will be replacing them.

These new television sets will be wide-screen, digital, high-definition models

with extremely sharp clarity. Many will be so flat that we will hang them on the

wall much like a large painting. Eventually, these televisions will merge with

the personalized computer I mentioned earlier. Of course, we are going to have

to pay for all these wonderful products, and we will probably be doing that will

the fifth item on the list, electronic cash. We will be using electronic money

for everything from buying soda in a vending machine to making an international

transaction over our computer. In ten years, our pocket might not jingle,

because credit-card-sized smart cards will have

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