Friday, February 29, 2008

Impossible Dreams

The other day, Phil asked his readers:

Is there something you've dreamed of doing for a long time? If so, why haven't you done it yet?

I thought I'd ask a similiar question of my readers that has one minor difference:

Is there something you've dreamed of doing, but would be impossible with current technology?

I'll go first:

1. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to visit other planets, and not just the ones in our solar system.

2. Related to the first answer, I'd like to see the Earth in orbit. Granted it's not technologically impossible, but it's near-impossible, considering the current cost and availability.

3. Time-travel, both forwards and backwards. I'd like to visit famous people in history and I imagine how I'd convince them I was from the future. I'd also like to bring someone from the past for a visit to my own time just to watch them marvel. I'd also like to visit ancestors I've never met as well as family members no longer with me. Going back to the past with a sports statistics book would also be a great way to become rich.

4. Invisibility. This one's pretty self explanatory.

5. Flying ability. And I don't mean being able to fly a plane! Since I've been a kid, I've dreamed that I'm able to fly at about tree-top level and it still sounds like a neat skill to have.

6. I think it would be great to be a wizard like in the Harry Potter world. Being able to wave a wand to do all sorts of mundane and not-so-mundane things appeals to the lazy man in me. The longer lifespan and slower aging would work for me, too. Let's hear some of your impossible dreams.

2 comments:

KingOfAnkh said...

The time travel thing sort of makes me giggle, imagine how many people would want to do the same thing. You would eventually get to meet Einstein, for instance, after queueing for a decade...lol Not to mention their irritability after thousands of people from the future have come to visit them with non-stop questions, probably about the same thing...

But I'm with you on the space travel, it has always been a dream of mine.

transfattyacid said...

Mine is simple - would like my stillborn daughter Ethel to be alive so that I could hold her and see her smile and laugh... but I guess I'll have to wait for the after life for that one.