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Where science lets us investigate the natural world, technology allows us to use that knowledge and apply it to reach certain goals. Together, they have completely changed our world and the way in which humans live, however, have all these changes been for the better? We live in a world where, on a timeline, the last 25 years of advancements will seem like the stone age compared to the next 25 years.
So, how are science and technology related? What are the risks and benefits of technological advancement? How can breakthroughs be accelerated to improve the human condition? This module will give learners an overview of both the advantages and risks of certain technological innovations and how to curb their uncertainties.
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050. Factors such as uneven advances in implementation of health care, variations in family planning, changing reproductive behavior, devastations...
With over 51% of the world connected to the Internet, the continued development and proliferation of smart phone apps are putting state-of-the-art AI systems in the palm of many hands around the world, making supercomputing...
While the health of humanity continues to improve as life expectancy from birth has increased globally from 46 years in 1950 to 71.5 years in 2015. While we are living healthier lives than ever before,...