But, also today, I am thinking about a car commercial I saw on TV that has your car giving you a monthly report on its wellbeing. This commercial opened up doors of wonderment for me. I might want to be there – 20 years from now.
Just think about 20 years ago and you will see what I mean. Today’s world is a wondrous one of invention. Technology has exploded in this time frame and with it all kinds of experiences have been made
available to us.
Did we ever imagine twenty years ago that we could see our grandchildren when we phoned them? Did we ever think we could be in touch daily with our friends and family without a phone being involved? Twitter and Facebook have opened up a myriad of possibilities with the world.
Twenty years ago, I never anticipated creating a website. I did not anticipate making a living in the IT world. (Now my expertise is a bit obsolete in that world. Time and invention do pass.) I also never dreamed I would have a major health event, much less survive one. Just think what the next twenty years could present us.
My imagination is limited when anticipating what it will be like to be alive during the next 20 years, but I can imagine that it will be so exciting and full of new ideas and adventures that it will be worth staying
around. There might be a permanent fix for my pain. There may be a cure for
life threatening illnesses. Who knows, we might be able to say, “Beam me up, Scottie,” when we travel. Surely, if not that, we will be able to program our car (remember KITT) and sit back and
ride. No need for a driver's license.
I marvel at what we as a group of humans have done in the world so far. I cannot wait to see what comes next. So I guess I will try to stay around for another twenty or more years. I cannot wait for the future!