What do you want to see become reality before you die?

Reddit asks the question.  Here are some of the answers:

  • I’d like to know there’s irrefutable proof of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
  • A fix for anyone that has been paralyzed or lost any Sight/Hearing.
  • Cryogenic freezing. Just wake up every 50 years for a year or so.
  • Relatively cheap commercial space tourism.
  • Hoverboard
  • Renewable Energy as the standard
  • Free high-speed wifi everywhere.
  • Virtual realities, like the matrix. I want to live in the Pokemon world for a couple years before I die.
  • Prostheses that not only perfectly mimic natural limbs, or organs, but perform better than their natural counterparts!
  • Cure for diseases. World peace. … Also, the Iron Man suit.
  • Serious work towards terraforming + exploring other planets for human colonization. We will die like the dinosaurs if we stay chained to this rock indefinitely.
  • A cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • I’d like the Human Race to fully realize that we’re all in the same boat and start working together, for real.
  • Reducing computer-human interaction lag to nearly zero. Combined with ubiquitous internet and I think it could be world changing.
  • I want to see someone picket a Westboro church member’s funeral. I know we shouldn’t because we would be degrading ourselves to their level. But damn it they deserve it.
  • Hologram porn.
  • Cure for AIDS!
  • Cloning dinosaurs like in Jurassic Park. I refuse to die until I can pet a velociraptor.
  • Time travel would be neat.
  • Flying f’ing cars. We were promised flying cars!
  • Teleportation. I want to see transportation completely revolutionized.
  • Cubs win the series.

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What do you want to see become reality before you die?



35 thoughts on “What do you want to see become reality before you die?”

  1. A Congress that can get something done. And then a real end to this damned recession. Is that asking too much?

    • I’d rather have a president and congress that does nothing but get the hell out of the way. They are the reason why we are still in a great recession.

      Here’s a couple of great quotes attributed to Mark Twain:
      “No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”
      “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

  2. Once, just once, I’d like to see an actual, honest-to-goodness “easy open package”. Also, I’d be kind of neat to see meat “grown” so that we could have our animals and eat them too…without killing them. Farms would consist of animals that only get tissue samples taken.

  3. Like Mike F, Mars. I’ve been looking forward to visiting Mars for decades, but it’s starting to get kinda late.

      • We wasted enough time, money and resources with the ‘space truck’ for all those years, when we could have done something a little more adventurous. Manned Mars landing really should have been done by now.

        • On the other hand and despite the cost, you would have to ask several well trained people to leave their only home and all they’ve ever known for several years – if not forever if anything at all went wrong.
          Just an odd thought on the topic.

          • I fully understand all that, and I’m fine with it. I’m trainable, I only have three immediate living relatives, and my home is a burden. I love it here, but I love seeing other places too, whether it’s the next state over, another continent, or another planet.

            “…if not forever if anything at all went wrong.” Well, something could go wrong tomorrow driving to work or while I’m climbing a staircase. I’d eagerly take the risk.

            I should be able to communicate in some form with my adult son and a few close friends and stay informed about things back here, so just gimme that pen and show me where to sign.

  4. What was the person who thunk up this list thinking putting the cubs in there? Everything is in the realm of possibilities but the cubs? A roswell gray as the V.P. would happen first.

  5. Delicious no-calorie, low fat food, and weight loss that doesn’t involve dieting or exercise.

    • I’d love to see that, my 92 year old grand father has Alzheimers. I’d also love to know where is he, or when is he, is he in another time in his life? Sometimes when he talks to my dad he knows him, but after talking to him for a few minutes, he has no clue who he is. He’s lived through quite a bit, he was a POW during WW2, the Germans captured him during the Battle of the Bulge, maybe he doesn’t want to remember. They kept him for 18 months in one of their lovely camps.

  6. If any thing I would like to see PEACE in the whole world. Peope getting along with other people. No more wars, no more fighting or whatever.

  7. I guess my true wish would be for a unified world majority to actually work together. Any topic; renewable energy, clean up the water, end hunger. Just get together and get it done. Anything. Just for hope.

  8. every child born healthy and happy and to grow up to be educated, cared for and fed. and to be able to communicate with animals would be fun but take care of the first list and its all good.

  9. I would like to see a multi-racial, lesbian, atheist as a viable candidate for President and have none of those things be an issue in the election.

  10. Cure for stupidity please. But I’d settle for no more horrible diseases for anything or anyone. No more slow, confusing, painful, life-sucking prolonged dying. Taxes, congress and politics included.

  11. The end of anonymity on the internet. The stupid, mean and vile remarks made will follow the authors for the rest of their lives.

    • I drank a Guinness once. It was an ordeal to get it down but I did it.

      Besides… what would you call a REAL beer?


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