All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA.
Companies want to innovate. Companies that don’t innovate wither on the vine. The connection between STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the financial stability of a nation is what needs to established.
Here’s what I’m wondering: if, digitally, you can remove red-eye, smooth over wrinkles, make people look thinner, then why don’t we have the technology to make me sing better?
Speaking as just simply an American who cares about the economic health of our country, I see one of the surest ways to bring wealth and prosperity to the country is to innovate in science and technology.
Intelligent life can’t be all that common because it’s really rare on Earth and especially since we define ourselves to be intelligent. But in the eyes of an alien coming here who has the technology to make it here, they might observe us and conclude that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth.
We’re an elective democracy where science and technology will define where the economically strong countries in the world will be. And science and technological literacy is important for security, as well.
Most science fiction is about tomorrow, a tomorrow brought to you by innovations in science and technology, and China was worried that if they just have everybody learning what is, they’re not going to be in a position to invent a tomorrow because their brain isn’t even wired to go in that direction.
Spin-off technologies are changing the culture. Even if you don’t become an engineer you could be a poet, a journalist, a lawyer, but you will be thinking innovation and your actions within society, who you vote for, what you value, all become a participant in an innovation economy.
You innovate in ways that stoke your economy. Because innovations in science and technology are the engines of 21st century economies.
So many people have that kind of attitude and approach to learning that it gives me great hope for the world. I say hope in the sense that innovations in science and technology will be the engines of a 21st century economy and I don’t want to go broke, as a nation. So, the hope I have is that, if people embrace it, we’ll have a healthier, more secure, wealthier nation than we have.