Does the world really need another blog on technology?
But I often feel that technology blogs assume that the reader knows a lot more than he or she probably does, so I wanted to write one that comes at the reader from a slightly more practical place, and perhaps answer the question, “What is this technology going to do for me?”
Sometimes, the answer is “nothing!” Because, let’s face it, some technology, especially research originating in university laboratories, is not really directed toward an application…yet. When you direct technological effort to solve a particular problem, it’s usually called engineering. But at a university, there is much more freedom to explore “what if?” types of questions that sometimes lead to game-changing ideas.
But whether or not the technology is presently pointed toward a problem, much of it is just way cool to see and imagine the possibilities. So I will introduce technology topics here that are relevant and irrelevant, but always cool. And, I’ll try to do it in a way that keeps it light enough for a casual reader, but I’ll include links to the hard science so you can dig deeper without using Google. Or Bing. Or whatever…
Obligatory bio to prove to other bloggers what an expert I am:
Michael Miller is Senior Licensing Manager for Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (VTIP). VTIP is a non-profit corporation associated with Virginia Tech, and charged with managing and licensing university inventions for commercial development.
Prior to joining VTIP in 2008, Michael spent more than 25 years as an inventor, technology manager, and tech business consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. He currently screens businesses for presentation to the World’s Best Technology Showcase as well as providing mentoring for tech startups through association with Development Capital Networks and the National Science Foundation. In addition, Michael provides consulting and business development services through his consulting company, Kire Technology.