Advances in energy technology depend on the diffusion of knowledge.
To be truly committed to the field of information and communication, we have to believe that information, or knowledge, or whatever form of communication we are promoting is valuable, meaningful, and has an impact on the future. Energy technology, indeed any field of science, is very much a cumulative field, where we use our own knowledge to build on the work of others to come up with even better ideas and innovation. This cumulative cycle of building on the information from someone else, over and over again, has delivered us to the state of technology and the standard of living we have today. This premise goes back to the beginning of time, and was perhaps most famously summed up by Sir Isaac Newton, when he said:
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."