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About lewbornmann

Lewis J. Bornmann has his doctorate in Computer Science. He became a volunteer for the American Red Cross following his retirement from teaching Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Systems, at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. He previously was on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Stanford University, and several other universities. Dr. Bornmann has provided emergency assistance in areas devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. He has responded to emergencies on local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), assisted with Services to Armed Forces (SAF), and taught Disaster Services classes and Health & Safety classes. He and his wife, Barb, are certified operators of the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV), a self-contained unit capable of providing satellite-based communications and technology-related assistance at disaster sites. He served on the governing board of a large international professional organization (ACM), was chair of a committee overseeing several hundred worldwide volunteer chapters, helped organize large international conferences, served on numerous technical committees, and presented technical papers at numerous symposiums and conferences. He has numerous Who’s Who citations for his technical and professional contributions and many years of management experience with major corporations including General Electric, Boeing, and as an independent contractor. He was a principal contributor on numerous large technology-related development projects, including having written the Systems Concepts for NASA’s largest supercomputing system at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of experience in scientific and commercial computer systems management and development, he worked on a wide variety of computer-related systems from small single embedded microprocessor based applications to some of the largest distributed heterogeneous supercomputing systems ever planned.

Converting To Renewable Energy

It seems to me…. “In reality, Republicans have long been at war with clean energy. They have ridiculed investments in solar and wind power, bashed energy-efficiency standards, attacked state moves to promote renewable energy and championed laws that would enshrine … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, ARPA, California, California, California Energy Commission, Canada, CEC, Climate Change, Commercial, DARPA, Distribution, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Energy, Energy, Environment, Florida, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuels, Generation, Grid, Grid, Hawaii, Home, Housing, India, Louisiana, Mexico, Mexico, Milpitas, NASA, Power, Power, power grid, Renewable, Solar, Solar, Solar, Solar Cells, Solyndra, Texas, Utilities, Weather, Wind, Wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, Automation, Automation, Economic, economic growth, Economics, Economy, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Federal Reserve, Financial, Fiscal Policy, GDP, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gini Index, Gross Domestic Product, Income, Industrial Revolution, Inequality, Inequality, Investment, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Labor, Liquidity Crisis, Liquidity-Trap, Low-Skill, Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Monetary Policy, NAIRU, Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment, Obama, Phillips Curve, Post-Industrial, Postindustrial, Productivity, Productivity, Qualitative Easing, Recession, Robotics, Robots, Skilled, skilled, Stimulus, Technology, technology, Trade, Trump, Wages, Wages, Workers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Lunar Repeat

It seems to me…. “It is time to kickstart a new U.S. space transportation industry and time to spread that industry into space itself, leveraging our space station legacy to ignite imaginations and entrepreneurship so that we can move farther … Continue reading

Posted in Aluminum, Anorthite, Apollo, Blue Origin, Boeing, China, Craters, Elon Musk, EUS, Exploration, Exploration Upper Stage, Extinctions, Faustini, Global Warming, Haworth, Healthcare, Injury, International Space Station, ISS, Jeff Bezos, Life Support, Lockheed Martin, LOP-G, Lunar Base, Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, Moon, NASA, NASA, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Orion, Oxygen, Plankton, Regolith, Richard Branson, Rocket, Russia, Saturn, Shackleton, Shoemaker, Silicon, SLS, Solar, Solar, Space, Space, Space Launch System, Space Shuttle, SpaceX, Sverdrup, Technology, Trump, Virgin Galactic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time To End Ideological Rancor

It seems to me…. “The American people deserve truthfulness, not more political campaigning. The American people deserve a responsible government that seeks to address their needs, not more ideological dogma.” ~ Jose Serrano[1]. We now are once again at the … Continue reading

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Some Truths About Immigration

It seems to me…. “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.” ~ James Madison[1]. A U.S. core competitive … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Canada, Canada, Climate, Crime, Economy, Education, Employment, European Union, Germany, Global Compact for Migration, Illegal, Illegals, Immigration, Jordan, Lebanon, Migration, Refugee, Refugee Act in 1979, Syria | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

U.S.-China Relations

It seems to me…. “China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it’s not an ‘us versus them’, it’s an ‘us and them’ type scenario.” ~ Bill Gates[1]. U.S. foreign policy … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, China, China, Communications, Economy, Education, Jon Huntsman, Military, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Soviet Union, STEM, STEM, Taiwan, technology, Thucydides Trap, TPP, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Budget, Canada, Canada, China, China, Defense, Denmark, Detroit, Economics, Economy, Education, Education, education, Employment, Employment, Facebook, Financial, Funding, Germany, Germany, Google, Health, Healthcare, Homicides, Income, Infrastructure, Investment, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Manufacturing, Medicare, Military, Research, Schools, Singapore, Swizerland, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment