Forty classes and groups of pupils submitted their scenarios in the competition “Zukunftsbilder gesucht“ (Wanted - Pictures of the Future). How will we produce energy in about 50 years’ time and how will we distribute it justly? How will we get from one place to the other in the year 2030? Will robots take over our work? These were the questions asked in the state-wide com-petition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Pupils were invited to submit their answers to a total of six questions relating to the future. The winners will be honored by the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts, Theresia Bauer, on May 16, 10 hrs, at the Audimax on Campus South of KIT.
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