Back to the time travel machine, this time set to go 1000 years into the future.
What is the one magnificent human achievement you hope to find when you get there?
ADDED THURSDAY, when I finally got in here:
The vast majority of the respondents here TOTALLY misunderstood the question.
- I don’t CARE what people think might happen in the future, and that isn’t what I asked. Predictions a thousand years ahead are a waste of time.
- And if the destruction of humanity is your idea of a human accomplishment, you need help. Seriously.
- Finally, PEACE without a clear and precise definition of your concept of peace IS NOT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.
If everyone is dead, that’s peace.
If everyone is enslaved by single religion, a single government, or a single philosophy, and no one does anything to escape their enslavement because people who do are executed, that’s also peace.
Finally, if there’s thriving commerce between nations and worlds, and people respect each other’s rights and responsibilities, and no one is trying to force someone else to do something for his own good, THAT’s peace.
So which “peace” did YOU mean?
“Peace” without a definition is a meaningless abstraction.
I am looking for your idea of the coolest, best, brightest, most amazing thing human beings could ACCOMPLISH in the next 1000 years. That’s it.