Since the inception of human history, people have embraced technologies, from stone axes to plows. Later, the wave of social and technological modernization unleashed by the Industrial Revolution swept the world into the contemporary era. Today, humans are confronting ever more overwhelming technologies. Social and technical discourse on and debates about new technologies with … [Read more...] about Technology and public interests
The fantasy series The Dynamicist Trilogy ( TDT ) examines moral and scientific questions concerning the desire to change the world. Readers are challenged to consider whether there is a more ubiquitous notion than changing the world in the news or on the minds of people today. We are concerned with climate change, overpopulation, disease, economics, social justice, … [Read more...] about Science in fantasy and the fantasy of certainty
An estimated 35% of all food purchased for use at home is wasted, Anthony Gallo found in 1980, and the impacts are widespread. The most significant are environmental effects, as the food sector generates one third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The social and economic consequences are more subtle. Families lose hundreds of dollars a year on thrown out food, and … [Read more...] about Smart containers for food storage in refrigerators
Engineering is one of the oldest professions, along with divinity, medicine, and law. Without engineering, the world around us would simply not exist. Now, more than ever, engineering graduates are needed to drive national economic growth and development. However, there is a sustained shortage of engineers since fewer students are enrolling in engineering degrees each year. As … [Read more...] about Calling all engineers: We need you!