July 15 2008 / by futuretalk
Category: Other Year: General Rating: 12 Hot
By Dick Pelletier
An ulterior motive drives much of the optimism and positive take that appears in ‘FutureTalk’ articles which describe how the future might unfold.
There is an audacious thought roaming through my brain that the “magical future” I describe so often actually includes me. With a little luck, I believe that I can stay alive and reap all the benefits this wonder time has to offer.
Though more than 50 million will die in 2008, I am convinced that I will not be among them. In researching articles each week, I discover facts that support the optimistic slant that each topic seems to take.
Chronologically my body has reached seventy-seven years; biologically it behaves as a mid-sixty-year-old, and emotionally it sometimes acts like a ‘30 something. By continuing to believe optimistically about the future, it’s easy for me to imagine myself ‘being there’. (cont.)
Achieving ‘centenarian’ status in 2030 and living in a perfectly healthy, ageless body powered by enhanced neurons seems like a very strong possibility to me. A big plus might be the enjoyment of a rewarding relationship with a fantastic level-four state-of-the-art female robot one day. Who knows?
I love talking about our “magical future” and anxiously look forward to enjoying all it has to offer. Your comments on my optimism are most welcome.