Intereting website. I’m pretty much a science and technology nut. I can’t help it. I also have made it a point to examine many of the innovations of the 20th century, and I guess my biggest question is what’s next? Paradigm shifts abounded during the last 100 yrs which mainly benefitted countries that already had a technology infrastructure. I am hoping that off-shoring of some of the globe’s scientific development will create not only a new market with a new set of problems, but also a new way of going about problem solving in general.
Regardless of what ultimately gets done where, I am really interested in how one goes about projecting innovation efforts in the future. e.g. Computers . . . How fast is fast enough? How small is small enough? How “smart” can you make a component or piece of material? As of now, we are still brought to our knees when we experience the common cold or flu, and we still have a majority of the global population which lives at bare subsistance levels. The economic condition of scarcity affects us all, so as I sit here and think about it, maybe it’s the potential new ways of thinking about scarcity that will drive the newest innovations and scientific efforts. . .