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Old May 20 2012, 08:00 PM   #108
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Re: What are your top 5 technologies of the next 15 years?

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This is exactly the point. something so simple as clean water has yet to become a pervasive technology due to the reasons you mentioned, yet you seem to think somehow that in the next 20 years the entire planet is going to transform into a resource rich utopia. We'll be lucky if in 20 years there are any fish left to eat.
You missed MY point then, it really ISN'T simple at all....

Does the percentage matter in any way? the point is that now, 3 thousand years later, we have yet to reach 100%.
Human evolution is a mere fraction of geological time...10-12,000 years for what we think of as modern civilization, less than 250 years for true industrialized civilization out of a 5 billion year old planet! The fact that water availability has exploded in the last 100 years is quite a huge success(only 14% of homes in the USA had a bathtub in 1900!!)...and yet we have further to go. I've mentioned just a few of the enabling mechanisms that will allow us to improve this, and it's not wishful thinking, it's backed by ingenuity and big corporate money...not just Coca Cola, but GE and others..
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