“I would like to stop being a mere consumer of technology and having knowledge”
2017/12/01 Galarraga Aiestaran, Ana - Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
What fascinates me is the development of electronics. We always talk about computers or robots, but they are all like today we know thanks to electronics. The integrated circuits are based on electronics and their miniaturization has been the engine of all current devices. Why? The introduction of millions of transistors on a very reduced surface of silicon has allowed to increase the capacity of these circuits and achieve a very high operating speed. At the same time, they have managed to be cheaper and cheaper. Therefore, thanks to these three things that have occurred in electronics, miniaturization, speed of operation and price, we have all these climbs that we now use.
And we cannot forget the software. The software has also had a spectacular development. Then, on the one hand we have the hardware based on the electronics and on the other the software, the programming. Thanks to them, we have mobile phones, and walking without them is like undressing.
What would you like to witness the revolution or the discovery in your trajectory?
I would like society, especially in young people, to awaken the passion for science and technology to stop being mere users of technology to become what we call prosumer in the world of computing. The consumer is Consumer, programmer and media prosumer. It is not a mere consumer, it has knowledge. Well I would like to: stop being illiterate.
And especially girls. We have to attract the girls. The world of science, technology and engineering is a very nice and very appropriate world for girls. So, that's my dream: to see the girls in front of the guys.
Finally, to laugh a little, I will tell you what I would like to see. I know I won't see him, but I'm passionate about science fiction, and since I'm in the Vice-rectorate I have to go from one side to the other weekly. So my dream is telework, like in Star Trek or in The Fly.