Researchers at University of Houston have designed a catch-and-kill air filter that can trap the virus responsible for Covid 19, killing it instantly.
This sounds great - even if horribly expensive, designing all buildings to support such systems. Of course, we want and welcome it. Yet, my mind keeps seeing the future. We start with this single-purpose virus-killing filter which, as with most new creations, becomes "bigger and better" all purpose devices. As my title says: we go from the wheel to cars and limousines to 32-wheel semis and dynamos to where? Oh, robots. "One small step ..."
I am envisioning a world where, as time goes on, we have so sterilized our environment that we cannot live in it. Isn't a natural world in conflict with a sterile world? Remember the move to Pern? Before leaving Earth, people were living in large, glass domes with an especially-created atmosphere to support life. There was no surviving outside those domes.
My mind is so reeling with the possibilities and ---- what? No longer a natural world? Or a new "natural"? Maybe I am not making much sense? Maybe someone understands what I am trying to describe?
No matter. For now, bring on this killer.