Welcome to Policy, Science Burgers. PSB is a little blog about big things. Policy and politics, science and technology, the decisions of leaders and inventors and discoverers. These things will shape the future, for all of humanity, and that makes them very interesting (at least to the author). The goal of this blog is to present visions of possible futures. There won’t be a lot of duties assigned, except to think. There will be two questions constantly asked by PSB:
- How could we be doing things smarter, as we steer our cities, countries and planet into the future?
- What smart things are we figuring out today which will shape the future?
(And, if you live in Philadelphia, you can click the BurgerMap link for a really good answer to a third question: “Where can I get awesome burgers in Philadelphia?” That’s just a a little side project I’ve been working on.)
The idea is for this blog to be a conversation starter, to point out interesting things, to point out new things, and maybe to come up with new ways of looking at the familiar. The posts on PSB are just snippets, artifacts of a curious and analytical way of thinking about things. The goal is not to comprehensively deal with anything–that would be a herculean and undoubtedly exhausting effort which would alienate all but a few readers–but rather to push boundaries, just a little, and start a conversation about how we can make the world a better place.