We are Almost There But Still Have a Long Way to Go

By: Jeffrey A Solochek, I

A hundred years ago people used to either walk everywhere, ride a bike, tor maybe take a train to go somewhere but a lot of people never travelled outside of their own home town. These days things have drastically changed. Back a hundred years ago computers were something told about in stories, the same with maybe robots. Look at all that has been accomplished during the last 100 years.

What Trekkers envisioned is almost completely here now. Look at how we no longer have boundaries. The only thing that might stop you from going to the other side of the world for the weekend is a lack of money, nothing else. In the last 10 years look at what has been done with the worldwide web. I spent the afternoon today looking at all the different search engines there now are. Like social bookmarking sites now there are also search engines that can do so many things. I cam across one that allows you to create your own Searchbot.

Eventually every organization will have their own MySpace like site for the company employees to communicate with. We'll see these types of sites for churches and clubs and everything under the sun. In the next 10 years we will all be able to book trips on trips in outer space. we'll be flying around like the Jetson's in the very near future.

Today we are able to clone living creatures and organs, put ends to a lot of our past suffering because of things like Small Pox. But we still have a long way to go to put an end to things like homelessness, starvation, unemployed, discrimination and even things like helping our neighbors. Because of the Net companies can now have people in India working for them a whole lot less than it would cost for employees in the States. How are we going to compete with the fact that there are others in the world that will do what we were trained to do for a whole lot less because the cost of living in their country is a lot less than it is here in the United States?

Pretty soon in the not so distant future when we want to go to Europe we'll just step into one of those transporter devices like on the show Star trek and we'll be able to beam over there in seconds. Maybe one day they will even have medical devices like they had in the show where when someone needs surgery a device will be scanned over their body and they will be healed. It would be great if we could eliminate hunger, starvation and greed which seem to be prevalent in our world today. The Unite States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world but how much of of this wealth is obtained legitimately?

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