Recently I read an article about a future aircraft that could be in operation in another 20 years!
That probably means somewhere in my lifetime huh?
We are talking of an aircraft that can carry passengers from Tokyo to New York in less than 2 hours. Great!
Who are the people who would require that kind of speed? Maybe the top 0.000001 percent of billionaires?
Well, don't go by that percentage because I just conjured it with a lot of zeros. We are also looking at a world with widening disparity and poverty, some veiled and some quite open enough to provide stunning footage's for journalists.
We cannot solve our daily set of problems. We cannot make water for millions, a commodity touted to become scarce in the near future by famous experts. We dream of fighting aliens from outer space with our courage and technology when junior high school level physics should tell us that those "aliens" who have the technology to travel millions of light years to come and visit us could smash the best of our technology to smithereens within fractions of seconds. Also, think about this. Aliens who are so advanced as to travel millions of light years, do they also have time to be petty enough like us, spending hours, days, months and years thinking of revenge and jealousy and politics and gossip? Wouldn't they rather be having thought processes that have laser-like precision?
We don't even know where to dump our garbage, both non-nuclear and nuclear. We haven't yet been able to visit our next planet. But, we must always try and fly over the moon to get to New York from Tokyo!