Attempts at understanding life
About a week ago was March 14, 2015, also known as Super Pi Day (3/14/15). (It also happened to be the date of another one of my competitions.) While I was musing about the next Super Pi Day, March 14, 2115, I realized how far in the future that really is, and I wondered how much life would be different.
What will life be like in a hundred years? Will we have flying cars? How much would the average human being’s standard of living have improved… or diminished? What will the world’s overall political or geographic spread look like? Will there finally be a definitive answer to the bagel/doughnut debate? These are important developments that the human race may have to confront in the next century.
Granted, in the grand scheme of things, 100 years isn’t that long, a mere 13800000000 years ago was when the awesome explosion that started the known universe called the Big Bang occurred, 4540000000 years ago was when the boiling and freezing Earth was created from collisions of a bunch of space rocks, and just 200000 years ago the first of our species walked this land. To us humans in the modern age though, every second, 1/3153600000 of 100 years, is precious, whether it be another moment to work, study, play, or procrastinate. That’s plenty of time for the human race to take the next Great Leap Forward (that’s for you, SM) or simply to invent some super machine that would make everyone’s lives easier.
Since I’m unlikely to live until 2115 (unless scientists come up with some life-prolonging drug?), I’m going to make a few rather reasonable predictions for the next 25 years:
I know the above list is not completely comprehensive, but those are some accomplishments that I think we, as a species, will achieve by 2040. I don’t really know what else I can say about the future without making myself sound crazy, so I might as well just end this post here. If you have any interesting thoughts about what will happen as time goes on, be sure to post them in the comments 🙂
Thanks for reading,
I originally intended to call this the Value of Hard Work and discuss the likelihood of knowledge being obsolete, but since I did not perform so well last week ( 😦 ), I decided to write the stuff you see up there^ 🙂