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Your Future

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How do you see your future technologically speaking?  I guess it would depend on your generation what your expectations are.  To some the cartoon "The Jetsons" was how the future may look.


To others the future was the ability to travel in space and have hand-held communication devices.  We have accomplished those things and so much more.



So what's next?  What can we dream up next and bring to reality.
A friend of mine sent me this awesome Corning video with their version of the future.  Take a look and let me know what you think.







For someone like me who is a gadget freak, these possibilities REALLY got me excited.  This video demonstrates great vision by Corning.  I'm looking forward to seeing these things come to fruition.

Reality

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Skyrocketing prices in goods and services, joblessness, political battles, wars, natural disasters.  Day by day we all go head-to-head with our own personal challenges big and small. These are trying times.









But observing how the Japanese people have reacted in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami really made me sit up and take notice.  There has been little if any looting and no rioting.  People wait in orderly lines outside stores and gas stations.


They see the workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant who are trying to keep the plant from melting down as doing their job not as heroes like we might because they are risking their lives.  I did a little research and found out that the difference between American and Japanese culture is that Japanese culture encourages cooperation and discourages self-interest.It is deeply ingrained in them from birth.  Americans value self-determination, individuality, independence, and a strong sense of self, very much opposite of Japan…