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Dreaming

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PeterW, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. PeterW

    PeterW Member

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    I was walking my dogs and met a man with (probably) his grand daughter on her bike. He was quiet but the girl said hello and asked me if I was having a nice day. She was about 7 years old, very well spoken, articulate, and friendly. After our brief conversation I started to wonder: What does the future hold for this little girl?

    I know that on an individual level the future is what you make it, but here is what I am talking about.
    When I was little I remember dreaming what a wonderful place the world was and was going to be. I remember books showing beautiful clean cities with futuristic cars. I fell in love with Science fiction and all the possibilities of the future. Think of Star Trek; automatic sliding doors did not exist as far as I knew, they had 2 men manually pulling the doors open. And how about those flip open communicators(you get the idea). I saw the moon landing and thought the future of man in space and on other planets was a natural progression.

    Yes technology has advanced and some of what I envisioned exists, but I do not like the air in big cities. The cars look futuristic; from the outside. I do not like the way we have allowed our food to become so commercialised and depleted of micronutrients. I have not liked the way we obtain the majority of our power(though that is heading in the right direction). Oh yeah, and space travel is a joke. Man landed on the moon over 40 years ago(if you believe otherwise I am surprised you have read this far).

    When I first saw a Tesla Roadster on tv in 2007 I got excited. I started to dream again. I was never a roadster fan but I fell in love with that car because of what it represented. Because of what it stood for.
    I believe that little girl will see the cities of the world become clean and green. That power generation will be almost totally from renewable sources(no nuclear power either). As far as space travel is concerned, I do not know. However I am now hopeful on that score as well, thanks largely to SpaceX.

    All I know is that the future of the world looks bright again and more of how I imagined the world as a child may come to pass.
    Am I a dreamer? Definitely
    Am I unrealistic? Maybe. Would Elon Musk and Carlos Ghosen achieve anything by being “realistic”?
    Maybe I am a complete idiot!
    What do you think?
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    You are not an idiot.
     
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    If you have the vision then everything else will come... it's much like faith.
     
  4. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    One cannot see the future if they do not envision it.

    I too am a science fiction fan and thought that by now we would have landed on Mars and explored the moons of Jupiter and perhaps Saturn. Not!! I even stopped believing in UFOs given they must have had to travel great distances only to remain incognito. The progress we look forward to will come, albeit slowly.
     
  5. PeterW

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    Thanks for the positive responses. :cool:
     
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    You must not have watched Star Trek. "The Prime Directive dictates that there can be no interference with the internal development of pre-warp civilizations..." per Wikipedia.
     
  7. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    We may never achieve that, particularly if Einstein is correct :biggrin:
     
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    That is assuming that the 'aliens' would have a similar 'prime directive'.
    Well, unless it was a future version of us returning to the past to visit. (queue twilight zone music.)
     

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