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Aside: books & tablets (technology) | FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Screenshot from episode of television show “Manifest”

While watching S3 E4, “Tailspin,” of “Manifest,” on NBC, I saw this intriguing image of a tablet and a book. It made me think of the ways technologies (of now and the future) often integrate and merge with older technologies (i.e. books in this case).

I was thinking about how television didn’t replace radio –it changed it and made it different, but it’s still there.

Modern technology tools like smartphones and tablets are not going to replace the old technology, books. They will change how the two or more work together, and shape the world, and are useful in ways we cannot truly imagine yet…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT…

Futuristic Space Technology Concepts | NASA

Futuristic Space Technology Concepts Selected by NASA for Initial Study

Early-stage research into futuristic space ideas – a lunar levitation track system, light bending lunar power system, method for making soil from asteroid material, and more – could help revolutionize NASA’s technology toolbox and pioneer new kinds of missions. More than a dozen researchers from within the agency, industry, and academia will receive grants from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program to study their concepts’ feasibility.

“NIAC Fellows are known to dream big, proposing technologies that may appear to border science fiction and are unlike research being funded by other agency programs,” said Jenn Gustetic, director of early-stage innovations and partnerships within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). “We don’t expect them all to come to fruition but recognize that providing a small amount of seed-funding for early research could benefit NASA greatly in the long run.”

Source: Futuristic Space Technology Concepts | NASA

BBC – Future – How to build the largest optical telescope ever created

Scientists from around the globe are working together to build the largest ever ‘eye’ through which we can observe the finer details of the Universe.

Source: BBC – Future – How to build the largest optical telescope ever created

During Trump’s present, it’s hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi – LA Times

It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire.

“To be sure, these times — by which I mean the Trump era to date, let’s go ahead and avoid cutesy winking allusions — are making it hard for lots of writers, not just the ones who write science fiction. It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire and everyone you know is trying to decide between hiding in a hole or taking up recreational alcoholism to get by.”

Source: During Trump’s present, it’s hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi – LA Times

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