Simply the Best
NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard?
How modern? Who gets to make this decision?It’s important who makes the choices, because the world view of one person is going to be vastly different than another’s. I don’t think I can answer this one at all. Everything that comes to mind is at least two or three decades out of fashion!
I could go on a rant here. I could talk about the way our US Constitution is being shredded; about the millions of babies we have legally “terminated,” about the complete breakdown of morals and standards that used to be universally accepted. I could, But I won’t.
I suppose the most amazing advances of modern times would be in the field of electronics. There’s something new coming out every day, it seems. It’s hard to keep up, unless you have piles of discretionary money sitting around waiting to be spent.
Along with technology, there are also advances in medical science. People are living much longer today than they were 100 years ago. They’re not always cogent, because of diseases like Alzheimer’s, and it’s sometimes hard to know if we’ve really gained anything by living longer. The body keeps going, but the brain no longer can keep up. Still, we’re seeing wonderful things being done for sick children, and even the treatment and rehabbing of veterans is pretty astonishing, if they can just stay in line long enough to get help.
Okay, you can see I’m feeling a little blah about this prompt. Cynicism has set in, and I’d better stop before I create more trouble than I want to deal with.