If you type “water shortage” in Google you’ll get about 86,300,000 results, whereas the term Water wars gets 654 million results, clearly indicating that many of us are feeling disturbed and perhaps imagining the worst case scenarios for the near future.
This red arid-looking planet, named after the Roman War God Mars, has been luring mankind since it was first sighted by Galileo Galilei in 1610 and has once again gained notoriety. How feasible is the colonization of Mars? What are the major obstacles aside from water and harsh living conditions?
Big Tech companies need to own up to their responsibilities and become active stakeholders in implementing a circular economy with designs that take into account not only the use of an object but its lifespan and recycling as well. Consumers should have the right to repair.
The metal industry may be faced with multiple issues but the path is clear, stakeholders need to be encouraged to commit to waste management, through recovery, recycling, and adhering to the principles of a circular economy.
The resource-rich countries of the future will be those that work to overcome the challenges linked to waste management and recycling while focusing on business practices that benefit society as a whole.
Some would argue that we are not ready for this leap. These developments would greatly increase both the efficiency and power of select individuals and organizations to monitor, regulate and respond. Just as we use tools to shape our world, the tools we use shape us.
Corporate surveillance, data mining, and profiling, GPS tracking, and wireless tracking have enhanced surveillance to new dizzying heights, never known before. Facial Recognition technology promises benefits at a cost. How much privacy are you willing to compromise?
If you have an adaptive mindset and enjoy fostering innovative solutions to global environmental issues, training is available to become an Adaptation Technologist.