posted on May, 9 2008 @ 09:00 PM
On ATS we see so much doom and gloom, peak oil, food shortages, global warming, and so many end of the world threads i have trouble counting. So i
decided to post this thread for anyone and everyone to contribute to, to show that although the world has problems there are some amazing things
happening. Good things, beautiful things and amazing things.
Lets look at ourselves for a start. Medical science is currently progressing at such an amazing rate that many of us younger people when we hit 50
will expect to live a very long time. Organs being grown from your own cells is becoming a serious possibility, a bladder already has been grown.
Pharmaceuticals are coming along that could stop or even reverse mental deterioration associated with old age.
Treatments for back pain and joint wear and tear are coming along so ver quickly, inplantable hearing aids, treatments for blindness, replacement of
whole limbs, all of these things are coming along and are truly incredible.
We're having problems with energy production, but in the last 50 years alternative fuel sources have come a very long way. They still aren't truly
viable but in this coming century they will very likely be there and will hopefully be a panacea to so many problems of our world. To move from the
grime of our current energy produciton into a clean future will be a milestone the human race wil never forget.
We're about to turn on one of the largest particle accelerators ever built, this could unlock so many secrets of the universe it's truly incredible.
For all we know we'll unlock real anti-gravity secrets if they exist. We'll find the building blocks of the entire universe and have a understanding
so deep that it is amazing we're able to even get to grips with it. Of course some say it will destroy the world, but maybe that's what we need, to
push the boundaries even further and intrepid scientists are doing so, i salute them all.
Yes we have problems on earth and yes we're worried, but just for a second, just one moment, step back and consider what we ave achieved as a
species. From the obvious examples of the great pyramids and the cistine chappel, the music of bach and shakepeares sonnets, to the every day wonders
of clean water frm taps, light when we want it and save food for so many people.
We're living in a truly blessed age despite our many problems, i hope some others will contribute to this thread.