The world is advancing and so are we as a nation. With the extent of technology boom we see around us, it is important that we keep up with the pace. Realizing the importance, we celebrate National Technology Day every year on May 11 with full pomp and grandeur. Educational institutes (schools, colleges etc.) organize events and cultural programs to create awareness amongst the general masses and students to motivate them for opting science as the career option. Every year, National Technology Day is celebrated on a different theme and the theme for this year is – Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future.
The term ‘National Technology Day’ was coined by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998. On May 11, 1998, INDIA test fired the Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range (Rajasthan) led by Late President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Venture Capitalist and Author of Zero to One Peter Thiel believes Technology to be something that changes constantly. If something isn’t changing, we filter it out and don’t even look at it. Late Professor Stephen Hawking made quite a few premonitions wherein he was vocal enough to pronounce the advancements in technology w.r.t Artificial Intelligence (AI) and nuclear technology.
We are indeed on the verge of making Late Stephen Hawking’s predictions true as we are leveraging technology at every step of our life.