This section presents articles and links designed to address Science and technology in our daily lives, as well as looking forward to the technology of the future.
Apparently, some people were absent from school the day they taught science. That was probably the only day that I paid attention, so I might be able to shed some light on the rapidly unfolding technology.
Technology is now changing at a rate that challenges all of us to keep pace. My goal here to present what I feel are significant advancements in science, and technology. I will focus on technology ranging from computer-based advances, to the quest for the stars, and the simple, but often overlooked advancements as well.
It is the goal of humanity to travel go to the stars. That day is clearly far off, but in my opinion, we could be further along with that lofty goal. Of course, before we go dashing across the galaxy, we must first get to Mars, and no doubt even revisit the moon. Those are both ambitious goals, but quite necessary for humankind to establish itself in space. According to the people working toward that end, trips to Mars will likely happen within the next five to ten years; Trips to the moon could happen even sooner. I want to see it happen in my lifetime, but even if I don’t live to see it, I will still follow the milestones as they occur. Other scientific advancements are more earth-centric, and I will address them as well.
Understanding how technology affects us is very important because new computer-controlled devices appear at a very rapid rate. Personal computers, smartphones, virtual reality, and intelligent appliances, of The Internet of Things, which are touted to enhance our lives. Some say that is NOT necessarily good news because that technology could be used to intrude on our privacy and actually spy on us. Moreover, it introduces additional electromagnetic radiation into our lives.
If we are to use emerging technology to our benefit, we must understand it. I will do my best to explain the upside and the downside of our brave new world.