Yesterday I happened to talk to a famous professor on neuroscience including human vision, when both of us were looking for the director of my department. It was a great opportunity for me to learn new stuff from such an expert, and I strongly agree with her point regarding science versus technology as well as discovery versus invention.
When she knew that I’m majored in computer graphics, the professor complaint about the difficulties to create/edit video contents using state of the art software. I actually feel a little bit embarrassed about that, because one of my main research goals is to facilitate content creation for an arbitrary user. It reminds me of a Chinese poem about which the best translation I could find is:
The way ahead is long; I see no ending, yet high and low I’ll search with my will unbending.