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article imageThe other face of Tiger Woods

By Alexander Baron     Dec 3, 2013 in Science
Philadelphia - Tiger Woods is arguably the highest profile golfer in the world, but he has another string to his bow, one that he doesn't boast about.
Okay, so he has his name above the door, but that's about it. In case you didn't know, he and his father set up the Tiger Woods Foundation way back in 1996. Yes, it's difficult to believe he's been around that long.
That puts him head and shoulders above thug Mike Tyson and the late George Best - the latter especially being a man who squandered his talent.
The new Tiger Woods Learning Center that opened recently in North Philadelphia has a heavy emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics including ultrasound and robotics.
In case you thought administering an ultrasound was a job for a mere "technician", think again, better still, take a gander at some of the training for ultrasound techs on offer wherein a student "must complete a course of study in the use of diagnostic medical sonography in order to become an ultrasound technician". And robots are our future.
If we are to meet the challenges that come with a population of 7, 8, 10 billion or more people, to solve the problems of environmental despoliation, the creation of real wealth, and the distribution of goods and services, we are going to have to rely more and more on robots, which means the next generation will need the technical nous to build and maintain them.
Strange to think that the next super-robot may owe its existence to a man swinging a golf club, but that's what investing in the future can lead to.
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