Bernie Gollwitzer – Principal
Being a science geek first, and later a technology advocate, I am amazed how the two disciplines are merging and leading to better systems and methodologies to solve some of our world’s toughest problems – environmental challenges, human population issues, finite natural resources and the big one: human fairness and compassion.
Having a foundational understanding of science at the most basic level of the cell and atom is a great starting point to enjoying many things technical – and the world is becoming more so every day.
Advances in computer hardware and software are leading to advances in other fields that use this tremendous compute power such as biomedical engineering, renewable energy technologies, intelligent transportation systems and expeditions in our immediate universe. The discoveries are promising and exciting.
But with all of the choices that our powerful technologies can provide there lays great responsibilities as well. Will we make just and equitable technology decisions that benefit mankind long term and resist the tempting quarterly profits that can be had – maybe at the peril of people or our environment?
I want to bring some of these issues to the table of discussion in hopes we all take the long view of our future – for mankind has great achievements ahead if the majority of us make the right decisions for future generations.