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  • QOTW: What item today is prohibitively expensive but will be mainstream in 60 years from now?
  • Email From Kyle: 

The tech that is prohibitively expensive now but will be cheap in the future is CRISPR (i.e. gene editing), and possibly quantum computing.  I can easily imagine the cost of gene editing to come down in the future because what kind of parents wouldn’t want to engineer their own babies?

Quantum computers OTOH is looking more like the flying car.  It’s something that sounds cool, costs way too much and has no reason to be developed for general consumers.

BTW, Googling for flying cars these days is interesting.


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On This Day In History for April 21, 2021

This is the 111st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 753 BC, that Romulus founded Rome (traditional date)
  • The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardoned from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations on this date in 900
  • Also today in 1615, The Wignacourt Aqueduct was inaugurated in Malta
  • It was 59 years ago today, that The Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opened. It was the first World’s Fair in the United States since World War II
  • The 1964 -1965 New York World’s Fair opened for its second and final season on this date in 1965
  • Also on April 21, 1972, Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke flew Apollo 16’s Apollo Lunar Module to the Moon’s surface, the fifth NASA Apollo Program crewed lunar landing.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Jean-Baptiste Biot, born on this date in 1774.
  • John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author was born on that same date in 1838.
  • Born April 21, 1882, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Percy Williams Bridgman.
  • Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Karrer, born on this date in 1889.
  • Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms, Elizabeth II is 95 today.
  • Also turning 74 today is American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Iggy Pop.
  • American actor and producer, Tony Danza is 70 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1979,  Scottish actor, James McAvoy.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary
  • 26 – Stewe Lundin – Sweden

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 21, 2021

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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