Whilst cycling in I often have strange wandering thoughts and this morning’s cycle was no exception.. I thought..

Where’s the scientific and technological magic these days?

In the 60’s ’til the mid-70’s it was the space race and nuclear physics.

In the late 70’s to the late 80’s it was computers and space probes such as Voyager, Guiotto etc.

In the mid 90’s was the Internet and the mobile phone (in popular culture).

there seem to be only minor improvements coming along, no breakthrough science,
no knowledge expanding space probes. There’s no magical gosh! wow! things
coming up, it’s all old hat.

A great deal of the cause of the lack
of discovery etc., in my opinion, is caused by governments and people becoming
far too cautious and penny pinching only “investing” in the short term and
short sighted.