He may look at that newfangled device you're holding in your hand and be able to tell you if it is part of the world of science or, in fact, a threat to the general population according to Captain Scary Voice and all the other wonderful people who reside inside the mind of this scientist.
This scientist probably graduated from a college or a university that has the most updated laboratory equipment and technological advances. Was that a television console I spotted in his office? This scientist can look at anything and see it differently due to the fascinating and sometimes confounding world that we live in today. A world created by science.