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koli • Jul 7, 2008

What will be best branch of technology from 6+ years from now?

What will be best branch of technology from 6-10 years from today ?
Imagine that you have to recommend this to for some in 10th today.

I am not sure if I would recommend anyone to get into IT / Computer science.

Anyone any opinion ?

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 7, 2008
Now - every engineering discipline is special in its own way. On what parameters are we rating the disciplines here?

I always recommend people to choose the branch of their liking without worrying if its good or not so good. I knew it had to be either Electrical or Electronics for me because I was so much interested in everything that had electricity πŸ˜€

Thanks to numerous R/C cars I 'opened' just to see what's inside πŸ˜‰ .
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jul 7, 2008
But now you are in software engineering πŸ˜›

I tend to say nano/micro technology will have a big impact within 5 to 10 years.

However, its not a good idea to discount current/old technology. Look at RF communications. Its been around for AGES, but theres always innovations in that field, despite the arrival of microwave and optics. Now with things like RFID and MEMS, RF will still be strong for a decade or two.

Regarding Computer Science, I believe its on going. Theres talk now about achieving the "Singularity", where computers will equal the intelligence of animals (and perhaps human). Supercomputing and grid computing will become more of a necessity in the future, as well as more businesses switching to the e-commerce and the emergence of many Web 2.0 upstarts, CS and IT will still be around. In fact, I'd doubt technology would progress on without those two.
gohm • Jul 8, 2008
yep, nano tech, aerospace & robotics would get my vote, although you couldn't go wrong anywhere.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 8, 2008
AeroSpace - I agree. We need more Burt Rutans'! Btw, those who missed, do check out our Small Talk with the one and only Mr. Burt Rutan !

Small Talk with Burt Rutan : The Race for Space
gohm • Jul 8, 2008
lol, awesome plug for an awesome article! Did anyone see his new biofuel jet he flew in Europe? amazing

yep, planetary and space travel will see huge leaps in the future. Another area (non tech) gaining importance is cosmology.
kanand2585 • Aug 8, 2008
i guess there will be and it has been boom in Public Relation Department Guys dnt jst go Engineering ,Medical there are many more options to be Explored
I think it will be clean energy and, since I don't have a better term, advances in energy efficiency. How are we going to power all these other advanced technologies without totally ruining the Earth in the process?
vijayrock • Aug 21, 2008
i suppose nano technology will be one such branch.Quantum or nano computing also have a fair chance.Even that time mechanical,electrical and other core engineering branches will be the popular.
At the end of the day,it all depends on the person
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kumran radovan
kumran radovan • Nov 1, 2008
Engineering focused on batteries and nanomaterials. I see these as EXPLODING in the coming years.
neo1786 • Nov 10, 2008
I would suggest the person to choose the field relating to interest over scope............I can understand a fresher being under pressure to choose fields which have lot of scope,but wud like to do sumthng u dont like for the rest of ur life???instead simply go for the field u like or will be bliss😁
neo1786 • Nov 10, 2008
If u dont kno wat u like or dislike..........dont worry u r in a majority,most ppl dont kno.........this is the best place to ask questions......u must do some prior research tho
I think anything green will be welcomed,so do in engg,environment and health will be given importance,i think mechanical engg will make a comeback!!
friendster7 • Nov 24, 2008
Robotics could be a good technology to work with.

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