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what's next?

Monday,  11/29/10  08:55 PM

rainy sunset over RockstoreSo, what's next?  That thought has been on my mind a lot lately...  I am not someone who can just relax and enjoy the present - for long, anyway - I need to be working toward the future.  And right now, for some reason, there doesn't seem to be a well-defined future for me to work toward.  I know, I know, the best way to predict the future is to invent it.  I'm working on it :)

From Scott "Dilbert" Adams: Unions.  "Imagine how things would be different if education were treated as a national defense issue. In a world where education is branded as the foundation of national defense, if we didn’t get enough high quality volunteer teachers, a draft would be instituted."  I can imagine.

flying the wounded homeHow the greatness of a nation is measured.  If we treated education as a national defense issue, would we be greater or less great, when measured in this way?

Ten mistakes every programmer makes.  Yep.  And I'd add one more:  Not desk checking thoroughly :)

string theoryHere's something which could be in my future: a new field of physics.  Just when you think a field is already crowded, you realize There's plenty of room at the bottom.

Josh Newman: what's next: body hacking.  Cool, but I don't think this is what's next for me.  Maybe brain hacking :)


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