Joel Bonasera


Interests
I wish I were an expert in: 
Making electronic devices from other electronic devices, making food with more than 5 ingredients, some sort of yoga/body mastery thing.
Dream jobs: 
I think it would be way cool to be a professional science fiction writer, though I have no desire to pursue that in any way. I don't think anyone would argue that being an astronaut would be pretty amazing. Also, professional food testers (ice cream, beer, soda, etc.).
All about me
To me, knowing something isn't nearly as fun as telling someone about it. Is that really corny? Probably, but I can't think of a better way of saying it. I WILL TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING. This is sometimes a problem. I live in Charlotte with my wife who teaches 4th grade. Pretty much everything we do revolves around someone learning something. Occasionally this makes it feel like my head might explode (though usually for a good reason).
Science in my life
What is science to you?: 
Science is about knowing. Really. That simple concept goes a long way.
I would invent: 
Human Brain to Computer Interface. What else do you need?
Technology I love: 
A list too long to even start, but right now my phone gives me access to the world almost wherever I am, which still amazes me on a semi-daily basis.
How do you use math in your daily life?: 
I use math to estimate my bank account, to judge whether or not I should buy a product or service, to know if I'm doing my job correctly, to know if I'm on time, to fact check articles I read about world events... I could go on...
What technology do you use every day?: 
I feel like it would be hard for me to list specifics without sounding like a paid representative, but I'll say that I'm an avid gamer (PC and otherwise), I use my phone to do pretty much everything, and my home network is about to achieve Skynet levels of sentience. Hopefully the terminators are OK with me using it to watch TV.
Technology that drives me crazy: 
"AS SEEN ON TV"