someday it will no longer be a mystery
how paramecium from ancient seas
in starships traversing galaxies
someday we'll understand
how all life came from stellar debris
& cosmic dust contained mysterious seeds
someday today's so-called "advanced" discoveries
will seem simple & matter-of-fact
If we cooperate
& live in peace
our offspring will
witness many discoveries:
we're not the final products
of evolution –
just tiny worms
century by century
inch by inch
World peace would require radical social reengineering.
(nodding) Yep. In light of human history so far, I'm not even sure it is possible.
I think the only logical solution would be to have a superintelligent AI system control the world, and allow humans to operate with freedom within tiny discrete and basically independent "sandbox" communities.
(chuckling) You've been reading too much science fiction!
Perhaps so. Yet, often today's science fiction becomes tomorrow's fact.