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This Day in the Future

March 16, 2009
By jadenex246 SILVER, Sunapee, New Hampshire
jadenex246 SILVER, Sunapee, New Hampshire
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'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'
-Mark Twain

Times are a-changin along with the people, lifestyles, occupations, cultures and everything else that makes up our world. Although we can never strictly predict the future and where we are headed, there certainly have been many attempts at it. So what does the future have in store for us anyways? Flying cars, levitation, and out-of-this-world-electronics? Quite possibly. Maybe we'll even become a 'brave new world' acquiring complete equilibrium. That'd be boring. But before you get all ecstatic about purchasing an ipod that not only provides phone, internet, and transportation services but will make you a sandwich as well, really take the future into consideration.

There are going to be intense changes. Our population will increase at an unmanageable rate. We will build superior cities that will grow immensely bigger and receive so much power. Our world will soon give in to pollution as rises to an uncontrollable level. Or maybe we can try and invent ways to save areas from this disorder and not cut through our rainforests? It has been predicted that cars will be programmed to auto drive using a combination of radar and a GPS unit to operate. You will get in, tell your car where to go, and it will drive you there. You won't even have to lift a finger. How convenient.
At any rate we need to start doing things now to affect our future in a good way. We are the only ones who can change it, and we have the capability to do it.

A lot of people may ask themselves, is there even anything significant left to invent? or is any new invention just going to be improvements to existing ones? Like the latest 124th version of the ipod nano, or Windows Vista 2010, no thanks. Will we invent things to save this planet? Or just create ridiculous amounts of technology that will allow us to go to school without even getting out of bed? I'm going to guess the latter. But we don't need those things first. What we need are inventions to save lives, save cultures, save the earth.

Medical cures, energy sources, ecological friendly products, improved planetary travel, social and cultural development, more reliable forms of communication that won't give any DROPPED CALLS. These are essential things that must be created over time. These are the vital things. Hopefully these crucial things will be invented over time before sandwich making ipods. Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes.

This world is much, much smaller than you make it out to be. We feed through a mass of trivial moments shared and then forgotten, leaving no sign of its passing for the rest of the lives that collide with ours. This world we somehow survive in revolves around the tiny electric impulses roaring through our heads, sending gentle beats to our chest. It's so little. So fragile. Yet, the future of the world depends on these impulses. It depends on our actions. The world is in our hands now. So what are you going to do?

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This article has 32 comments.

on Nov. 19 2009 at 3:18 pm
u r reading my thoughts man!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah people r monsters who try to make troubles for themselves....

it's stupid and unbelievable disgusting

on Nov. 19 2009 at 3:14 pm
and one more thing even if u all think that the author is trying to tell us that technology is just ruin our world....even though u think think the same but u can do different. PEople want to explore, they want something new more and more. Nothing can help our world. Well maybe only me=))) ANDREW THE GREATEST!!!!!!!!!!

on Nov. 19 2009 at 3:09 pm
this article is ok. everybody knows that technology is destroying our universe, but humans can't do if even someone would try to stop all these things, he/she won't be able to do that.....

But the article is really cool and smartly XD

EVGEN said...
on Nov. 19 2009 at 4:02 am
I really enjoyed this article. It made me think about that awakens us. I realized that the world is evolving and we to

Asassin said...
on Nov. 19 2009 at 3:30 am
This article is really inspiring and wakes up my inside fellings.Mostly I think that writer says true. It is cool written and I like it

Naman said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 12:25 pm
The article is very inspiring. The author has explained the future changes in a very systematic manner. This would certainly change the life style. In my opinion, more attention is required to control pollution and population. I would definitely like to be a part of author's imagined thoughts about new world.

Adam 12IE said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 5:01 am
I understand the writer and I think he says true. A lot of people things about technology. They thing about computers games or Ipods. But the more important for us, now, it was to think about our planet and save it.

Tal- IE said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 4:10 am
I think that the author is right; people just keep inventing more and more gadgets and almost nothing for our earth. One day, we’ll wake up and we’ll see a ruin world. We need to consider that in a few years we’ll just feel sorry for ourselves that we didn’t do anything before it all began. So now, we better to start inventing helpfully thing for our earth. I know, the electronic things are important, although

we can live without them. Instead, we need to invent the most important things first.

We all need to unite together for the benefit of a better future.

Marguba))) said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 3:56 am
First of all, I thing we should to start to think of our planet. It is necessary to improve our life to make it more interestingly and more colourfully. I thing in future people will create easier way to live. I mean robots or something like that will do all our works instend of us. Our life will be so boring.

kun- hahaha said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 1:50 am
I think we need to improve or invent more about the environment or the Earth as same as the author of the article. For the reason, if we continue just to make creatures for convenient, our planet’s condition will grow worse and BOOM! Maybe be crashed or not. Anyway, I predict that people will think about the Earth when it can’t give any space people to live. Therefore I suggest that the best way for me is to send this article to everyone!! Perhaps, that won’t work at all. So I wish people to make something for the Earth that always give anything for us by themselves, no OURSELEVES..!

on Jul. 9 2009 at 6:59 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

After reading this, I just want to get up and go do something. You're right; the latest invention shouldn't be the most minuscule laptop that's so easy to take along. Rather, it should be something that can help the planet. Well, maybe the laptop is a good idea. But the most important things first! Amazing language usage. Loved how you added the quote in the beginning! Fantabulous job! Oh, by the way, I think you should try writing a fiction piece; you seem to be the kind of person who'd be really good at it.

on Mar. 26 2009 at 1:50 pm
artofthedeath PLATINUM, Dothan, Alabama
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Very inspiring. I think you have a right mind for the final horizon we have decided to push ourselves to.

I agree with you when it comes to healthy, clean inventions with only benefits, but we are human and we will invent and invent the stupid things, hopefully along with the essential things.