The Jetson’s already was telling a tale of the monotony of the type of work that was performed by white collar workers in the mid 60′s. George Jetson worked for “Spacely’s Sprockets” a generic name combining the founder of the company with a “sprocket” a generic device that is never fully explained in the series.
Once nations used arms and military power, intimidating opponents in this way. Today the way of fighting is radically changed, the battleground is cyberspace, the armies are composed by groups of hackers and cyber weapons are sophisticated weapons designed to attack strategic targets … and mainly the wars today are silent.
Report to the President — Transformation and Opportunity: The Future of the U.S. Research Enterprise
Science funding and especially basic science funding directly impacts what will happen in our future. This report outlines the challenges that face the United States in an era of declining and already diminished basic research resources, and also outlines a growing role for universities in providing hubs of innovation and centers for research.