Random Thoughts

What is the ultimate fate of the universe? The big crunch and the big freeze aside, what is the fate of intelligent beings in the universe? It is reasonable to assume that even if it is the case that humanity and its spawn become destroyed, then other intelligent species across the universe will nonetheless go on existing. If not all intelligent life is destroyed by the time the big freeze would render the cosmos uninhabitable, or the big crunch would obliviate all life as we know it in the universe, then hopefully at least one species in the cosmos would advance to a high enough profile of intellgience to make these occurrences avoidable.

It was great to meet with a number of the top executives at GM prior to the Chicago Auto Show to learn about the Chevrolet Volt, the company commitment to developing battery technology and to really find out how committed this company is and will be in the area of cleaner automobiles.  However there is one interview that truly stands out that needs to be shared.

 

[Note to readers: I was one of a select few bloggers to be invited by General Motors to a behind the scenes opportunity at the current Chicago Auto Show to meet and interview top management.  As far as GM knew or I could discern, they were the only major auto company to reach out to the blogosphere and they should be given credit for that.  What follows in this and a subsequent post or two are some highlights, headlines and ruminations from this day long experience.  Of course my focus was and is on what I write about here: alternative energy, and new advanced technology that might change our lives in the years ahead.

 

In January, I spent two weeks attending the world’s largest consumer technology convention and a much smaller but very important annual television convention.  This column is to give you an idea of what will new cutting edge gadgets will soon be available and to also suggest ways they will affect how you consume media and access information.

It can be argued that the three most transformative technologies of the last twenty years

are the personal computer, the Internet and the cell phone.  I have written often in Evolution Shift about the first two, but not of the third, until now.