And the 14 Grand Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century Are… | Wired Science from Wired.com

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Chuck Squatriglia on Wired’s site wrote this cool article that starts: “Before you can save the world, you’d better write a to-do list so nothing gets overlooked.”

On the list were things like: reverse engineering the brain, secure cyberspace, engineer better medicines, but the one that jumped out at me was something so simple: “provide access to clean water.” This is considered by some of the worlds most brilliant minds as one of the top engineering challenges of the 21st century. Its kind of obvious that we should do it, but I’d never really thought of it as an engineering challenge, more a political will kind of thing.

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