Have you ever had the “opportunity” to be driving on a country road and seeing a car’s headlights seemingly aimed directly at you… Yes, the drunk is using your lights as a beacon. What do you do? Turn off your head lights? Slam on your brakes and pull off the side of the road? Or switch to the opposing lane of traffic (hoping no one is behind him)?
I don’t know why we think some of things we do. I know I am aging and that the rest of mylife is going to be shorter than the past of my life. But, when someone I know dies (I do hate the politically correct term “passes”), it strikes me- sometimes hard. Those feelings also get amplified at various times of the year. Right now, I am over-stressed with the tax season, client concerns for new products and processes to take advantage of the change in the marketplace, clients’ divorces (financial and business considerations), and one of the biggest holidays of my year (not necessarily in religious fervor, but in the preparations thereto… it’s where the concept of Spring cleaning arose- but that is chicken feed, when compared to the regulations and stipulations of this holiday). The good news is that my children and grandson, my ersatz family (I chose my own relatives ◊ ), and friends will all be joining the Seder. But, I digress.
3D printing has intrigued me since it was first discussed. And, last year, this area really seemed to explode. (Materialise discussed a slew of innovations that were achieved in 2010.) My primary interests have been in rapid prototyping and medical innovations, but many of the other areas are really interesting, too.
I’ve never done this before. But, Mo Fathelbab, of the Forum Resources Network, a friend of many years, sent me a post last week that was fantastic. I asked him for permission to share it with you. And, he agreed. His website is www.forumnet.net and this post is now on his website, too.
We expect scientists and engineers to provide us with the truth. And, generally, they do. And, there are times when scientists and engineers are allowed to dream and tell us their dreams. The problem is when folks take those talks out of context and confuse the general public.