The main purpose of the 50 Breakthroughs study is to identify where game-changing technologies are most required. The study’s main objectives are to:
- Foster a thought-provoking conversation about the role of technology in solving the world’s most pressing problems, and focus effort on the breakthroughs that really matter.
- Provide contextual background for technologists, so that they can determine how their work can address these critical challenges.
- Provide decision-makers a guide to asking the hard–but important–questions.
In this study, we consulted with a large number of experts, but not all of them agree with our conclusions. We are certain that new evidence will disprove some of our conclusions and analyses. Still, we are sharing our findings because the problems we all seek to address require urgent action, and we can’t wait for perfect data.
Reading this report absolutely qualifies as a WCIW 2015 activity, on the proviso that you take some action as a result. Game?