It is indeed a pleasure to enjoy a "free lunch" with this distinguished group on the kickoff day of your 20th Anniversary Symposium. Clearly, this society has contributed much toward the advances in optical, electro-optical and related technologies achieved in the United States. I'm honored to be here and happy for the opportunity to offer congratulations on this landmark occasion.
Donald J. Looft,
"Optical Technologies-A View Of The Future", Proc. SPIE 0081, The Business Side of the Optical Industry II, (14 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.954853; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954853