Do you ever feel like you’re running faster and faster to keep up, can’t take a break, can’t afford to make a mistake – and you’re not even really getting anywhere? Welcome to knowledge work in the 21st century… This is a feeling that many of us know, and some of us have dealt with for so long that health problems arise – including burnout. The statistics worldwide are terrifying.
The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is the main operations centre for the European Space Agency (ESA), operating a number of earth observation and scientific missions. Monitoring and control functions needed by spacecraft operators are provided by software systems which are reused across missions, but tailored and extended for mission specific needs.
Think of Marie Curie. Would you expect to find a fascinating number of similarities between the Curies' treatment of their work in the early 1900s and today's tech industry?