Fifth grade. In the library, opening a large picture book with glossy illustrations of the solar system. Seeing a crisp photo
of the moon. Wow, astronomy! Captured my imagination those pictures of our closest celestial neighbor. I barely remember how my science teacher looked, but to this day I remember seeing those pictures of Mars and the moon.
Now we have cams exploring Mars. 10 years ago I saw photos of the Martian landscape as they came in. Close-ups of the ground, details of the rocks around the probe's foot, a self-portrait. All on a hand held device connected to an "information web."
I wish I could see us 1000 years from now. Our society and culture. How evolution answered technology. That's an exciting question.