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    Michael Garrett     Tue, Jan 15, 2008  Permanent link
    If you are going to discuss the "future", the subjects addressed in this doc and the moral and ethical questions surrounding them are of utmost importance to you. This is true particularly if you are in the 20 to 30 year old range. They may be of less importance to me, but as I mentioned in a previous post, I am a generalist and therefore generally interested in everything.

    I hate to sound like an old fart here, but as Popeye said, "I am what I am". I remember when the first television set I ever saw was delivered to our house. Hard to believe but true and we were the first family on our block to have one. Before the television we sat around the radio and listened to programs. We had slide rules instead of calculators and yeah, we had to walk miles through the snow to get to school too, (insert silly smiley face icon here)! I think you get the idea.

    The future is coming at you/us at an amazing pace now. The tech gap is growing wider each day between the haves and the have nots, and if you don't know the issues involved I think you should. Who will decide what your future holds in store for you? What are the implications for your life and how can you position yourselves to take advantage of the advances and discoveries that lie just moments ahead of you? Technology is not a good or a bad thing. It is just a thing, a tool. How these tools will be used and what they can help you accomplish and the changes they will bring about in your lifetimes are, in my opinion, some of the most critical questions you can consider today. Tomorrow just won't wait for you!
     
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