Wednesday, February 20, 2008

[ News, Science / Tech, December 29 2007] Future growth engine program and hi-tech in 2020

By Cho Young-hwa
President, Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning

What was our life like 13 years ago?

We would page friends who were late for an appointment; they would be at a loss to do anything because there was no way to contact anybody while on a bus. We also carried our documents in huge discs, and were happy to watch dramas on 14-inch TVs.

But 13 years later in the year 2007, we contact people through our mobile phones at any time, carry our documents on tiny USB memory sticks, and watch dramas on PMPs while walking on the streets.

What was unimaginable in the past is a reality to us now. As you can see, the development of science is progressing at a speed which was unimaginable in past eras. Then what will the progress of science be like 13 years from now -- in 2020?

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