For some reason I’ve been thinking about my mortality a lot lately, maybe because I recently celebrated a birthday. Since I abandoned my wishful thinking of an afterlife I’ve become more okay with death. I don’t have irrational fears of hell, I can just shut my eyes and that will be the end.
But the thought that the end is truly the end is also a really sad thought, because we live a time of so much innovation, and I would like to be around to witness it.
I decided that I’m going to make a list of discoveries and advancements that I’d like to see in my lifetime. I hope I can check some of them off soon, and I’ll try to update the list as I think of things…which is why I’m calling this post Part 1.
Here’s the list so far:
- The discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle
- Humans back to the Moon
- Discovery of alien life, hopefully intelligent but bacteria would be cool too!
- Figuring out what the heck dark matter is
- Space tourism
- Nuclear power to replace coal
- AIDS vaccine
I’ll start off with 7, that’s a pretty ambitious list! Unfortunately I won’t be taking part in discovering or implementing any of these things, but I will idolize the scientists who do so. And I do hope to take part in some space tourism in my lifetime, how awesome would that be?!
What would be on your list?