The British Computer Society (BCS) has laid out the most pressing economic, environmental and social issues facing the world that it feels could be solved with technology within the next two decades.
All these challenges are impressive. The two of those are my personal favorites:
2.Ubiquitous Computing: Experience, Design and Computing: Making tech fit into the human environment
3. Memories for Life: Using technology to exploit the value of human experience
As very nicely state about the Memories for Life,
Speaking at the Grand Challenges in Computing Research Conference last year Shadbolt said: “One theme that has emerged is the idea of a posthumous memory. We’re all aware of questions we’d liked to have asked people who are no longer with us. There are issues around how one interacts and sympathetically records the memories and traditions of people who are dear to us.”
I strongly believe that in addition to others benefitting from our experiences, our own life will be lot more enjoyable by a system that will help us revisit, reanlayze, and learn from our own experiences. Systems that will seemlessly allow us to store our experiences and effortlessly and instantaneously rexperience the selected ones, will be invaluable to us.