We live in amazing times! Maybe unprecedented times? Let's ponder.

Let's ponder these amazing times we're in. At least in 1st world countries.

We often hear on the news 99% of negative things about this world.

Although those negative things are true like injustices, war, crimes, poverty etc. That's definitely not to be ignored and is realistic; but what is also realistic is how amazing these times are right now.

Firstly, what's so amazing nowadays is that people in the distant past would have thought that what we have today is witchcraft.

  • Civil society for one. Only 70 years ago, the Luftwaffe were flying over the United Kingdom. Gay rights were non-existent, now they are.

  • Technology. With Hubble, we are able to peer into distant galaxies. With WMAP, NASA brought us the Cosmic Microwave Background, which shows the early universe, just 380,000 years after the Big Bang.

  • If we dial 999, we're able to receive help near instant speeds

  • We have good medical care, at least in the UK with the NHS

  • Technology such as bypasses and freeways which we take for granted but this tech is amazing, and we often forget how much we rely on such things. People hard at work laying down the roads for the future, for us.

This is why we ponder isn't it?

More technology

  • 8K TVs

  • Photorealistic gaming

  • Moon landing; Apolo and soon Artemis

  • Space X

  • Airplanes; it would have taken sailors a month to travel from the UK to New York whereas today, mere hours and you're there.

  • Let's not forget our mobile phones! An oracle in our hands, a computer in our hands, a device we use to video communicate and call, text, and share our photos and lives around the world in mere seconds! It's just amazing how it all just works when you really ponder deeply about it. It's almost a miracle.

  • We also have computers which are faster than ever before.

  • AI. AI will change our lives for the better and it already is, practical uses such as finding cancer in humans where doctors cannot! AI Finds Cancer Tumors that are Extremely Hard for Humans to Detect | Electronics360 (globalspec.com)

  • I will be using AI as part of my thesis, which I am currently coding for the purpose of finding fractals that are not detectable by us and to generate new fractal dimensions.

Of course, in these times, there is evil, but here we are pondering the good.

The Internet

  • You wouldn't be reading this article without it.

  • This is why we live in unprecedented times, without the internet, there would be chaos.

  • And as with mobile phones, the internet is like an oracle, be to search for answers for anything which would've taken people a trip to the library in the not-too-distant past.

  • We can learn on the likes of YouTube, Academia, and websites.

We don't need flying cars! We have flying cars.

  • The tech we have already here is basically flying cars, even better i.e., bypasses, motorways, freeways, that allow us to travel in three dimensions just as if we were up in the skies. And then we have the underground, subways! I'm telling you society fundamentally has invoked the principles of flying cars without the noise and the danger of it.

We have supermarkets

  • Fresh foods

  • Five minutes away

We have same day and next day delivery

  • And drone deliveries

Oh, and did you know that 60 is the new 40?

  • The average global lifespan was 32 in the year 1800. Now it is 77.

We're merely pondering 0.1% of the amazing.

Are we living in an unprecedented time? Yes!

Not convinced?

Ponder this: Back in the day, I mean way back in the day, say, about 15,000 years ago; humans lived amongst Sabretooth cats, those humans were definitely eaten alive by those big cats. Humans back then lived extremely harsh lives.

Ponder further: At our humble beginnings, our ancestors were creatures in the seas again, being eaten alive.

As a sentient being, when I'm not operating on autopilot, going through the human condition - suffering; I pause and think; "wow, we truly live in amazing and unprecedented time." Nevertheless, I believe that once is enough for me. This is just my pondering. I do like to ponder, hence Space Ponder. Keep pondering. ;)

What do you think?

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