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Kevin Jacobson

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What do you think is the biggest technological challenge the human race will face in the next 30 years?

I see a lot of things wrong with humanity and I just want another persons input.


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  • Jun 29 2012: The biggest technological challenge we will face in the next 30 years will be medical. Our whole world will have to take a step back and re-invent the health care systems that will be crushed under the weight (pun intended) of the obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemic that is just beginning to spiral out of our control. We have been killing ourselves on over processed diets and lack of exercise. Type 2 diabetes continues to grow at an alarming rate amongst our children. We will have to deal with this as a species as it threatens to kill us all.
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      Jun 29 2012: Already now there are many different and effective drugs to deal with diabetes, and youth generation are aware of the importance of sports to keep fit and healthy. Why you think this issue is so important to be the most challenge of humankind in future decade!?

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