Category Archives: Technology

Research Funding

It seems to me…. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”  ~ Albert Einstein[1]. Though there was a slight increase in funding for basic research at the federal level in … Continue reading

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Preparing For The Future

It seems to me…. “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”  ~ Niels Bohr[1]. I am occasionally asked what I think will happen in the future – usually related to some specific problem.  While an interesting question, I do … Continue reading

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COVID-19: From Here To There

It seems to me…. “When the coronavirus-positive cases were 500 in the country, you ordered the shops to shut down, and now when the tally has crossed 50,000 you are opening them.  I don’t understand the logic.”  ~ Jaideep Ahlawat[1]. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Education Response

It seems to me…. “The last thing that should happen is funding cut for education; it should be increased.  We need to put more money towards education, and anything else is abusive.”  ~ Flea[1]. The COVID-19 pandemic required most educational … Continue reading

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Employment And Technological

It seems to me…. “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.”  ~ Alvin Toffler.[1] A discomforting pattern taking shape across the U.S. economy is that despite all the shiny new high-tech businesses, the vast … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Economic Response

It seems to me…. “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Space Exploration

It seems to me…. “Space exploration is important research to our economic and national defense, and America’s space program is a symbol of our success as a scientifically and technologically advanced nation.”  ~ Randy Forbes[1]. The challenges of space exploration … Continue reading

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IoT Goes Mainstream

It seems to me…. “Device makers, especially consumer-focused ones, have been the Achilles’ heel of IoT security.  These vendors have often viewed proper security implementations as extra cost, complexity, and time-to-market burdens with an unclear payoff.”  ~ Maciej Kranz[1]. Media … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Impact

coronavirusIt seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Ideological-Based Opposition To Facts

It seems to me…. “Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”  ~ Hippocrates[1]. A growing number of scientists, policy makers, and technical specialists both inside and outside the government allege there have been concerted administrative efforts to … Continue reading

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