Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Futurists have predicted a future world full of even more exciting technologies, miniature gizmos and sustainable and environmentally friendly energy resources.

So, for a high risk score, the researchers are not simply saying that mankind will physically run out of these metals - in fact many of them are in abundance - but rather that the risk of them becoming unavailable is high.

The risk list highlights and quantifies the need for countries to secure a reliable supply of technology metals for the future. It also makes me even more thankful for my now indispensable mobile phone.


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