The shift towards manufacturing is impending and the government must make policies to ease this shift and equip it to ride the new wave. |
Technological changes are happening in every sector with particualar relevance in solar power generation, power storage, robotics, material sciences and nano technology. Dip in Solar Power costs – There has been a steep decline in the cost of producing solar power over the years.
According to a Stanford lecturer in entrepreneurship, disruption and clean energy, Tony Seba, there is going to be a drastic lowering in the cost of production of solar power over the next eight years. This will bring it even below the cost of conventional power assisted by improvements in storage technology.
In the past, battery technology had drawn interest of the electronics industry. As of now, the automotive and solar power industries have joined electronics and invested large sums of money in its improvment along with revolutionising, storage. These changes will permit just about anybody to procure storage on tap from battery banks as they would buy data storage capacity on the cloud.
Power storage and retrieval will have a large impact on the viability of non-conventional power as well as in managing high demand. With solar replacing conventional power, it would pose a huge problem for the coal, oil and gas industries.
Electric cars will replace cars running on internal combustion engines superseding it in performance. An electric car consists of only a couple of moving parts apart from its wheels. Tesla gives infinite warranty on its cars.
Electric cars hence would not only divert the pollution generated while generating energy but also the pollution created in moving the car. There is already a shift from metal to carbon with the Boeing Dreamliner that is built out of carbon fibre.
There will be an increasing shift from metal to carbon in many things that need to be light as well as strong. Conclusion In order for India to stay abreast with new global changes and new manufacturing practices driven by new advances in materials, distributed computing and new forms of energy, India must change its education system completely.
There also needs to be improvement in quality and the nature of schooling.