- As a computer scientist I want to explore how far technology can go over the course of the 50 years
- But above all, I hope to raise the awareness about Mother Nature's awesome powers and what this means to all of us
- Many people don't realize it: We need to improve our understanding and increase our surveillance and defense capabilities
- The tsunami on 26 December 2004 not only showed the lack of a surveillance and warning system, but also the lack of knowledge how to interpret the signs of a retreating ocean
- Other dangers include: Meteorite impacts, volcanic eruptions, severe flooding, and earthquakes. For example, do we all know how to react the moment we feel the tremors of an earthquake?
- Space matters and I strongly support the Lifeboat Foundation's mission for safeguarding humanity
- It's only a matter of time until our telescopes will discover smaller terrestrial exoplanets orbiting neighboring stars. What secrets might they reveal?
- Further progress in biotechnology and bioengineering calls for a continuos debate about ethical issues
- What potential does cryotechnology and cryonics hold for improving our lives?
- How will we deal with machines that will eventually master human language (at least in part)?
- Other questions I'd like to address deal with nanotechnology, propulsion systems of spaceships, and virtual reality systems to maintain the psychological health of spaceships' crews
- More to come...