Monday, February 18, 2013

Project Seeks to Solve Every Imaginable Problem

I am putting out a proposal today for a 10-year fully government funded project seeking to find a solution or solutions to every imaginable problem. The project will not merely focus on problems that we can imagine today but reach far beyond that to problems that we have not yet imagined and those we are not likely to imagine for at least decades without such a project.

We can imagine one day coming to grips with every conceivable problem. As the journey of 1,000 miles starts with the first step, the journey toward a perfect world starts with this project.

One day, we won't fear wars or meteor showers, weather or democracy, politicians or blood-sucking aliens. No one will mind if someone puts Christmas decorations on the Court House lawn if it makes them happy. One day we will live in a world where everyone will be able to see whatever movies they wish and listen to whatever music they like in an affordable way, and for some as yet unknown reason everyone in the entertainment business will be happy about it.

Aside from those problems that haven't been expressed yet, because no one has yet been funded to think of them, the project will deal with the familiar. We imagine a world free of hunger and thirst, where everyone has a choice of red meat or vegetarian, red wine or white. Days will not be filled with labor unless that's what you want. "Conflict" will be a game.

The product of the project will be a plan for the future. The implementation phase will of course be much more expensive than the planning stage. But then, a perfect world is worth any price.

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