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Technology Assessment from the Jetsons Perspective

Posted in Technology, The Future with tags , , on 2009/04/20 by iyokobat


Occasionally I recognize how pop-culture has influenced my expectations of the future. As a young boy I was a fan of most of the sci-fi shows on television: Outer Limits, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, etc. These shows seem quaint when compared to today’s special effects and production, but they often had interesting stories and ideas about technology, society, and humanity.

Nicole Radziwill has an intriguing post about technology and some of its social implications, filtered through the perspective of one futuristic pioneer, George Jetson.

Technology Assessment from the Jetsons Perspective


Remember the Future

Posted in The Future with tags , , , , , , , , on 2009/04/07 by iyokobat


For this first post to the blog, I wanted to set the tone for what this blog might represent.  I don’t want to restrict the content to any single subject, as there are so many interesting possibilities.  For the time being I will try to focus most of my posts on subjects that relate to THE FUTURE, whatever that may include.  I will also be posting on other subjects that interest me such as music, astronomy, ham radio, software engineering, and techno-nerd fare.  There are plenty of other political blogs out there, so I probably won’t be adding much to that arena.

The future is fascinating to me for many reasons.  First and foremost is the fact that the future hasn’t happened yet, and because of this, it has a certain mysterious quality.  Nearly every aspect in physics has a particular symmetry: positive and negative charges; particles and anti-particles; matter and energy etc.  Why is it that time only seems to move in one direction? 

And on that note, I say “Let’s move forward”.