I’ve been fascinated with technology (and the universe in general) for as long as I can remember. I saved up my allowance and bought my first telescope when I was 8 years old. I think it was around $15-20 – you can imagine the “quality” of my viewing experience but for a kid with an imagination, it was just enough. Around the same time, my father gave me my first computer – a Tandy TRS-80. This was my first experience with programming. Who remembers BASIC? I used cardboard boxes to build a mock space shuttle console in my room using some glossy photos NASA sent me in the mail as a point of reference. I would spend hours playing astronaut during the day and looking at the sky at night. I wanted to become an astronaut naturally (what young boy doesn’t?) and while that didn’t happen, I was hooked on the stars from the first moment I looked through that little telescope. I’ve been interested in gaining a better understanding of the universe (and our place in it) ever since.
What I Write and Care About
I am concerned with justice, actions that affect our planet (positively and negatively), transformative technologies, the history/future of humanity, and the search for advanced intelligence in the universe. I’m also deeply interested in the study of human interaction with machines/tech/non-humans and the intersection of technology and law. Currently my research is focused on the use of liquid coolants in aeronautical and robotic applications.
Thanks for joining me here and I look forward to sharing the journey with all of you. Ask your questions and make sure you get involved in the discussions. We’re here to learn together! And last but not least, please keep in touch as I do tend to get lonely rather quickly. I want to hear from you!
Thanks for reading!
Jason Carr, M.Ed.
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