If our stupid short-sighted leaders – US, Russian, Chinese – can just avoiding getting into a big stupid war … the future is bright.
We’re right on the brink, historically, of some huge scientific breakthroughs in medicine and biology – the cliche is that the 20th Century was the Physics Century, and the 21st will be the Biology Century – and possibly in other fields as well., eg controlled Fusion power.
The really important breakthroughs will probably occur in China, but who knows?
Man will become the subject, and not the object, of history.
These two stories have appeared just in the last few weeks:
(If you don’t know what CRSPR is, read about it here:
Of course, things looked pretty promising in 1912, as well – they could look back on a two decades of amazing progress : wireless communication, powered heavier-than-air flight, radioactivity discovered, X-ray machines. theory of relativity … social and political reforms in the advanced countries … … and then …