Jatropha - Wiki
We have the knowledge, the technology and the developing areas to designate significant research. By utilizing new technologies we can also think critically about other factors. Creating new trades with foreign countries, opening new avenues for pharmaceutical research, financially aid other countries and so much more.
It's true that we learn from history. This is a generation of alteration and reconstruction. There has been Industrial Revolutions, Post-Modernism, Baby Boom... this is the Age of Reconstruction.