Thursday, July 3, 2014

As A New Season Is Upon Us: Brief Reflections On The Eve of July 4, 2014.....

 These are challenging times as a new Quarter begins here @ Outsiders.     On the eve of the 4th of July in the United States, Americans have a lot to be thankful for as strides have continued ever more.    Here at the "Vision of the Possible" the goal has been to showcase a sense of purpose on the technological and the long-term in order to create a true sense of purpose.  

On the eve of the 4th of July, though, there needs to be some key questions asked.     The US Defense Budget has undergone some major reductions.   The reports reflect a budget funding request of $ 496 Billion For FY 2015.  However, the threats loom as the Obama Adminstration has requested $ 58 Billion in War Funding.   The stark choices were expressed below:


Part of the creation of a "Vision of the Possible Entails making choices and thinking about what can be made possible.     Despite the continued "green shots" as exemplified by the drop in unemployment which has given the Stock Market another boost as the long-term unemployed though continue to be a drafg on the economy.

What is fascinating too also is how the leading lights of Technology Today continue to march on to satisfy the never ending thirst for bigger, better and faster "stuff".    Apple is supposedly on the forefront of the wearables as some of the upstarts have been out there making inroads: 

Taiwan's Quanta to start mass production of Apple's smartwatch in July: source,0,5142954.story 
Apple is also trying to re-invent itself too: 

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed 
What is important, though, is to remember our own contributions.  Despite all the changes that we have to contend with, we must be able to remember our own uniqueness and this little clip shared by a distinguished colleague earlier today says it all:  

To all in the US, Happy 4th of July to all

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