|Dream as if You'll Live Forever
||[Apr. 12th, 2009|10:22 pm]
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Mom, Tyler, Monica, Kelly and the babies came through town today to spend Easter with Gma and more extended family in Yakima. Today happens to be Gma's 90-billionth birthday. Tyler first showed me a video about the wave of the technological future. Sixth Sense Computers. It's better to watch the video than try to explain it, but it's basically a way to instantly google everything you come across. And instead of taking out your phone/pda/whatever you use, you have preset settings so it knows what you want to google. Then projects onto the surface in front of you and with your hands you mess with it. It's pretty rad. Soon as they start mass producing this shit, everyone will want one.
If you can't see the video I embedded, the link is http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/481.
Then the hilight of the Yakima trip for me was chatting with Uncle Tom about what I'm doing with my life. Which is I am currently getting back into class, B.S. in Flight Technology, Aviation Management specialization. So far I've declared Math Minor, but I'm 90% sure I'll go Physics Minor too. And then, kinda for giggles, I've been entertaining the thought of an Astronomy Minor as well. Though my goal is to be an international airline pilot, some day, I ran out of money to keep up with the Flight Officer specialization and had to downgrade. In the end, I'm pleased with the Major switch. And I'm still allowed to get the training I want here, and at my own pace. Still scraping together funds at the moment though.
Well, Uncle Tom got really excited at hearing "Math" and "Physics." He wants me to look into becoming a Payload Specialist for NASA. He was all kinds of excited about it, and telling me about a friend's daughter who's going this route- no military involvement at all. He's got friends who can get my foot in the door, or can sponsor me, or find scholarships or something. Uncle Tom was talking very fast about a lot of things, and all sorts of excited about it. He's all, "get yourself in outer space! We'll get the whole family together go down and watch you take off. Blah blah it'll be so great!" Haha. He wants to live vicariously through me. I told him I'd look into it and do my best to let him. =)
I mean, when I was a little tike I always dreamed of becoming and astronaut and walking on the moon and all that. But as I grew up it became clear just how fantastical that all really is. Freakin NASA? That and I was always hearing you'd basically have to be an Air Force test pilot first. Military is not for me. But commercial flying- a much easier feat. Who knows?