Future Sciences & Biotechnology Revolution in the 21st Century

Future Sciences & Biotechnology Revolution in the 21st Century

• Future Sciences & Biotechnology Revolution in the 21st Century

When we start talking about the future, most people think that we talk about something anonymous. However, in fact, the future is present among us and is incredibly influential. To illustrate, the future is the cumulative result of both our past deeds along with what we plan for in the recent time. Similarly, our subject, the science and technology of the future, as it did not appear out of the blue but it is the result of the humankind evolution over the years till we reached the revolutionary concepts which not only have the potential to change the life on planet Earth for the better and for good, but also can save it from the surrounding threats; either environmentally, industrially, agriculturally or health aspects, etc. Put it down to the fact that those concepts introduce radical and Eco-friendly solutions as long as they are being used in the correct framework.

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In addition, future sciences include three massive fields of science, namely; Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Nanotechnology. These fields are considered the final umbrella that brings together all engineering fields and sciences. Although they might be seen separable and not related to one another, in terms of the terminology, these fields have been merged to create free-standing domains. Take the field of Nanobiotechnology as an example, which is considered to be the outcome of the combination between both Biotechnology and Nanotechnology scopes. Briefly, thanks to future sciences, all the boundaries among the different fields of study have been removed, to the extent that one will not realize the way they merged to form a unique field where specialists from different scopes work as one team, all play his part. Accordingly, the old fashion conception of sciences as separate fields stated as chemistry science or physics science or biology science has vanished.
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Intriguingly, when you reflect on the history of sciences, you will find that the results we reached today comprise the starting point of humanities. Besides, you would come to the realization that the future sciences, in their remodeled form, do not differ completely from their counterparts, which were practiced by humans in the ancient and medieval eras, regarding some of their concepts. To put it simply, anciently, scientists combined more than one scope of science without academic study, so do scientists of today e.g. biotechnologists, who study different branches of science; chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics along with marketing and management.  In other words, for humans to develop, they need to possess all the required tools, let alone humanities?

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Eventually, the mold (shaping) era has vanished in Egypt, as your studies in the future sciences will make you qualified to work in almost all working fields in the scientific framework, undoubtedly. To illustrate, your academic degree will not determine your fate the same way it used to be over more than a decade of conventional education. You may wonder where is the specialist role to be found? We need specialists. Of course, I agree with you. However, specialty today is not denoted by academic degree. Actually, specialty depends mainly on what you introduce to the society in the framework of your studies. This is your actual specialty that can lead to societal development and drive humanity forward, along with more and more pioneering scientific projects that enter the entrepreneurship sector. Definitely, it makes sense, because the revolution of this century is called "The Technological Revolution". Thus, impoverished nations do not have the luxury of wasting time on fruitless scientific research and projects. Needless to say, all kind of scientific research is invaluable; however, it depends on the economic status of the country. At present, the economic conditions call researchers and specialists to harness their potentials and come up with salvation solutions.

Moreover, when we read through history books, we will find eminent Muslim scientists who mastered more than one scope of science. For example, Avicenna, (Ibn Sīnā), who specialized in Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh), philosophy, medicine, and chemistry. Jabir ibn Hayyan, who excelled in astronomy, engineering, chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences. Abu Hanifa, one of the Four Imams, who was not only an Islamic jurist but also a merchant. In addition to Al-Farabi, who as a philosopher and a physician. All those heavyweight scientists founded the Islamic civilization, we are proud of today. Simultaneously, when we investigate into the reasons behind the European recovery from The Dark Ages in the medieval ages, we will find people like Leonardo da Vinci, we will find painters, musicians, engineers, cartographers, geologists, and botanists. To cut a long story short, one ought not to be satisfied with one field of study through their scientific path. Yes, you can keep your passion for one specialty. However, in order to succeed and help with the social development, it is advisable to seek behind all the fields that provide you with the tools that build your success and foster your abilities.
As mention above, this was the foundation of the ancient civilizations, and the same form is being reborn in fields such as Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology that contribute with founding the contemporary humanitarian revolution. It goes without saying that, all these developments are the natural result of the massive evolution in knowledge and informatics. It is hidden from no one the story of the Chinese researcher who won The Nobel Prize for her anti-malarial treatment discovery even though she did not have an academic degree. Her achievement reflects her persistence, her will, and her curiosity. These are the magic ingredients and the truthful motives of a scientist. Hence, despite the importance of the academic grades, they are fixated and time goes on.


Translated by: Eman Fathy

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We are Egyptian activists in the field of Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship awareness. Researchers, engineers and undergrad students from divers Egyptian universities and institutions. One target has collected us, is to create an Egyptian scientific community which is specialized into Biotechnology.

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