This post is in response to dear Maddy’s blogging event. I tried to skip but God she is strict!
I am 29 years old and I would be 64 in 2050
( Did that math come right?)
When I would be 64 years old, I am very hopeful that there would be abundant love, peace and bliss all around me. It’s here, still it would become even more profound. There would be harmony and beatitude and no place for hunger, poverty or wars.
I would be hopefully doing what I am doing, provided I live that long. I would be teaching kids and listening to stories of people around me. I would be wiping some tears and trying to heal someone. I would be meditating with many people and would be working to help those who need it.
Another fascination would be to be amazed at the wonders of science and technology. I often wonder what is going to be the face of technology in next 15 years. Internet and world-wide web have already created an unforeseen revolution and renaissance. So many people from all across the globe are coming in contact with each other, and this evolution of our species is akin to one candle igniting other which is igniting another and yet another in an endless succession which would enlighten the whole earth up very soon.
What would be the face of communication in 2046? Will we start communicating using brain-wave signals reading minds of each other without using anything mechanical. It looks far-fetched? Maybe, but you never know–it takes just an invention and voila! We are an evolved species. I have always loved sci-fi films and some of my food for thoughts for future comes from them. I would love to go on intergalactic travels, even to parallel universes if that is possible. Well, you asked me to stretch the horses of my imagination, now don’t complain about it!
I read Robert Anton Wilson’s The Illuminati Trigger last year and I was a bit disappointed by the progress we have made compared to the expectations of pioneers. They seemed too optimistic. For example, RAW predicted a life expectancy of 800 years by 2012 and immortality after that. I don’t see any of that happening. Not that it matters a great deal to me as I feel every moment is eternity, still, to have a choice to live enough long for everyone would be wonderful to see.
Arthur C. Clarke who invented satellites, and gave us space odyssey trilogy also predicted our voyages to Saturn by 2001. I would be careful to say, that it was fiction but fiction is based on a premise in reality, so it was disappointing for me to know that we have reached only to Moon so far. And on top of that some people said it was a fake landing shoot created out of the remnant footage from Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey
When I was young I read in a local newspaper that by year 2015 we would have scooters flying in air all around us. My credulous mind started playing with fantasies and waiting for that to happen and to my utter disappointment I didn’t see anything like that. Yes they have been invented but they are not in public use like I imagined they would be. Don’t get me wrong, I am a born optimist but observations point to reality.
I hope to see a world I have seen in best of sci-fi films. Houses floating in air and blue-red pills for nutrition and hunger. A society free from diseases, old-age, terrorism and sexism. I would love to see a world where love floats on the halcyon clouds of harmony and peace. I am already at peace with myself and have nothing to accomplish anymore. I don’t have any ambition, any bucket list or any qualms. I would like to pay back a bit to people around me who have made my life so rich. I would like to live in a society where people of all castes, creed, nationalities, ethnicities and sexes walk hand in hand with each other. I would love to be surrounded by beautiful people who love each other unconditionally. The post is already a long rant so there.