Being an engineer is not easy these days. There is a demanding consumer industry which wants the best, and because of that, engineers today need to solve many problems for our future generation. Recently, BusinessWeek asked several futurists, about the challenges that are critical to overcome. Today, RealityPOD has summarized their answers. These ideas will change the way humans interact with the earth — and with each other.
1. Lower R&D costs
A major hurdle is the fact that we are living in a world of financial recession. This means lesser budget for R&D (research and development). Engineers need to come up with strategies to cut down on research costs and still give productive results.