Rise of the Technology Class

These conversations are between students from Ecuador, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the US who see technology serving a higher purpose: A counter-culture to their predecessors. This is evidence of a new type of generative class who apply technology to their creativity with art, music, science and involvement within the community. Their activity is transparent and active to our evolving civility. These multinational students are socially conscious storytellers. The Moderator of this conversation, Michael Davis is an Executive MBA graduate of Steinbeis University Germany, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

By Veena – Space Travel fades away

When I think about it, I am very surprised that we have not made greater advances yet in space travel. In the middle of the 20th century things were moving much more quickly, it seems. Kennedy said that we would have someone on the moon before the 1960’s were up, and we did! But since then, the excitement has seemed to fade away a little. I know we have sent robots to Mars, but where is the technology to send people? Has it not been discovered yet, or is there just not enough interest anymore to fund it? I think many people’s eyes have turned away from the skies in the past few decades, as domestic and international issues have continued to weigh us down.

Will life ever be like it is in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or better yet, like this?

Where is all the futuristic technology we’ve been promised by the cartoon “The Jetsons” and movies like Gattaca (1997) and Metropolis (1927)? The closest things I’ve seen have been those segways that tourists ride around on in downtown Chicago. Where are all the hovercrafts on the streets instead of cars? The helpful robots (though not the ones that surpass their owner’s intelligence and turn on them)?

Segway

Segway

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3 Comments»

  Salvador – Orihuela, Spain wrote @

The technology has advanced a lot.
Many of the things that we can see on science fiction films exist, many of them are prototipes.
We know the moon and mars much better than our oceans and seas, It´s better to know the thinga that there are arround us, we live with that than explore, know the planets and suns, because they aren´t so important as the sea.

  Karla – Cicero, US wrote @

I agree with you that the momentum of space travel has completely gone down. People are not that interested in knowing why Pluto is no longer a planet. Most of that is probably, as you said, because there is lack of funding.

Then again, I think sometimes people are just a little scared to see so many technological changes happening. I’m pretty sure people are still freaked out about having gene therapy. Or just about having plants with different genes.

  Caridad – Orihuela, Spain wrote @

I agree with you!
20 years ago, a lot of writers of science fiction dream with apparatus who can call (mobile phones), and now this apparatus have the size a hand!
is amazing how technology advances!


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