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The Entech Social Team

Engineers are Making the World a Better Place

If you’ve read any of the headlines recently, the world might seem like a very gloomy place.

Climate Change, Wars, Political Unrest, Economic Turmoil, Post Pandemic Health Crises and not to mention the Scandals that seem to make the news on a daily basis.

More pressingly the world is struggling to cope with the effects of Climate change and getting back to ‘normal’ post Covid; but behind the scenes Engineers are, slowly but surely playing their part in changing the world for the better.

We must remain positive and believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that our quality of living is going to improve significantly over the next decade with advances in technology and the advancements in skills required to embrace/ meet these challenges.

We will see a complete shift in the way most of us live our day-to-day lives, and how we work and socialise and get around etc

Engineers are working on an array of ideas and technologies that are going to bring huge benefits to our lives. Below are just a few areas where Engineers are making huge strides:

Helping the Environment

The strides the renewable energy sector has made over the past decade, in spite of all the regulatory setbacks, has been incredible.

As demand from consumers continues to grow many are now looking to nuclear fusion as the long-term solution to our energy needs.

With this increased focus on renewable and sustainable energy, and the resulting improvements to the national grid, it won’t be long before more and more people feel confident in making the switch to electric cars, further reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Construction materials and new ways of designing and building homes and work spaces will also have a huge impact to create a more sustainable future.

From the clothes we wear to the food that we eat great strides are being made by Engineers to create a more environmentally friendly and sustainable future for generations to come.


Electric/Self-Driving Cars

Speaking of cars – Electric and Self-driving cars will not only make the world a much safer place, but it will probably be much more fun too!

When the law makers finally catch up to technology, and the cars are safe enough, of course, long distance journeys will no longer be tedious as you sit back and relax while the car does all the work.

From designing, building and maintaining these vehicles many thousands of Engineers will be required to work in the industry.

Not to mention the hundreds and thousands of charging stations required to be installed across the UK.

Medical Advances

The days of a bionic chamber that fixes all of your ailments is probably (definitely) still a few years off, but there have been plenty of medical advances made in recent years.

Developments in artificial hearts and prosthetics, 5G technology that will allow doctors to operate from anywhere in the world, and companies even experimenting with nano-bots and high-tech implants means that the future of healthcare looks promising!

Robotics & AI

While there’s often a lot of negativity surrounding robotics and AI, with their potential to make many jobs obsolete, there’s also going to be plenty of ways in which our lives are improved.

Robots speed up operations in the warehousing and logistics sector, making shipping times shorter; they could help with search and rescue operations by covering a larger area more quickly, or by reaching inaccessible places; or they might just be there to bring us a cold beer from the fridge or prepare dinner for the family.

Whatever the case, life is certainly going to be much more interesting!


Space Exploration

The future of space exploration is looking hopeful, with Space X’s rockets that land themselves for re-use, and Elon Musk targeting Mars for a manned mission within the next 5 years or so, it seems we’re entering a new era of space travel.

So, whether it’s designing and building the next space shuttle, or working to build a new colony on Mars, there’s going plenty of exciting opportunities for budding engineers.


Ok, maybe I’m too much of an optimist.

But the point is that there are plenty of dynamic industries and projects for engineers to work on, that are going to have a real impact on the way future generations live their lives.

And if that isn’t something to get excited about, I don’t know what is!


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