• How the future happened



    • The cover of the December issue of Technology Review has a quote from Buzz Aldrin “You promissed me Mars but I got Facebook.” While I hate Facebook (I lasted all of 3 day before running screaming in abject horror), lots of people find it useful. No one would get anything from putting men on Mars. The Moon was fun. So was the space shuttle. But that money spent on peer-reviewed basic science would have done mankind a lot more good. For example, multiple, much better telescopes could have been put up for what the Hubble telescope cost.

      But DogHouseDiaries says it better. Good one.