I was reading some stuff online the other day about changes in technology. I was thinking I would only see things about the Internet, computers, devices, and wi-fi connections. Sorry, I was wrong. There is a lot more that technology has improved. Technology, I found out, isn’t just about electronics. It’s about anything that can make our lives better by using tools to change what we now have.
Remember when you were a kid and you might have gone to someone’s house where they were installing drywall? There was pink, or yellow, fiberglass insulation put in the walls. That was a technological improvement over the old stuff people used called asbestos, which is natural, but also deadly. Asbestos is deadly because it is composed of tiny fibers that can be suspended in the air and get inhaled. It causes all sorts of diseases, and very painful deaths, too.
Now they have ceramic fiber insulation. I’m not sure if it’s made for use in houses or not yet, but if it can be used to shelter equipment from extremely high temperatures, I would think it would be worth it to look into it to find out. This insulation is made out of ceramic fibers which is inert, and won’t cause damage to people. There are a lot of other uses for ceramic materials in environments where extreme heat is present.
Some other things I found out about with technological changes (and heat) were that the global warming issue is the opposite of what scientists thought was going to happen back in the 1970s. They thought we were going to have an ice age! And now, the scientific community is saying we are in for climate change, not warming overall, or an ice age, but shifting climates, where it might be cold where it used to be hot, and vice versa.
I don’t think it matters what year it is, and definitely not what decade, either, but there are always going to be technological advances in science, and every other aspect of life. Especially medicine. There have been a few recent discoveries in medicine that were actually made by kids, who have no degrees! This just goes to show that anyone can contribute to helping other people on a huge scale. Including me, and including you, too!