10 July 2011

The Most Worthy Achievement for Humanity in the 21st Century

"The most worthy achievement for humanity in the 21st century that doesn't just fix problems we already have, but advances us further in civilization, will be what?"

I've heard this question before, and talked with several people recently about this idea, and it seems like a good one for lifting spirits, which is what we could all use every once in a while. These are things to look forward to in the years to come - if not in our lifetime, then within the lifetimes of our children.

I have created a poll on the side of my blog - I don't expect people to actually answer it because my blog has so little traffic, but it should serve as a useful reminder of this topic, because I think it is important to consider the good as well as the bad, ala the Shine Anthology, only less stringently utopian.

Take a look and let me know what you think, if you happen to venture here.