We live in a highly sophisticated world where everything is almost achievable. The food we eat, the instruments we use for communication and the transport we take to move place to place are all related to science. The history of Science and Technology (HST) is a field of history which examines how humanity’s understanding of the natural world (science) and ability to manipulate it (technology) have changed over the centuries.
The technology needed to create a real Star Trek-like Holodeck is not that far out of reach. As a Directorate and a Department, we are making great progress on this very important issue for our operators to use this technology and to be prepared to counter the possible threats it brings.
Technology is the ability for man to make tasks easier to perform through a highly sets of scientific applications which build on interrelatedness of many basic principles. Technology is so popular and economically profitable that is advantages are publicized regularly.
With the introduction of technology however comes a new level of criminal activity. The wonders of science are too many to be counted, however, some of them are worth mentioning here. Science told me that I actually was Italian (Thom’s mother was Brooklyn Italian, third generation American) and matched my DNA to my sister’s.
That’s because all technology – from smart phones to medical scanners to cars – are intimately connected with science. Society’s technology choices may change – from fossil fuels to solar panels or from steam engines to cars – but all of those changes are driven by scientific discovery.