If we want the world to become a better place to live it’s important to have some imagination about how it might look – otherwise other people with more imagination are likely to end up having the power to create a world we may not like.
I like to imagine some of the details about how we could live in the future, and I’m sure it’s better to share these images than to keep them to myself. Maybe someone will pick them up and help them to become reality.
So I’m going to share two of my visions here and encourage you to do your own imagining – and even to share your ideas too.
I can imagine a time when we will produce a very special kind of food which will be super-nutritious. Suppose you could pick an apple in the morning that had been grown with so much energy, love and intention that it contained all the nutrition you would need for the whole day, and of course it would be absolutely delicious as well. I’m sure this will become possible, as we enhance our abilities as human beings. The farmers who grow these fruits will feel they have one of the best jobs in the world and food will be much more highly valued.
When I’m in the city, surrounded by traffic and noise, I like to imagine all the roads being covered with grass because our vehicles will be skimming along above ground, silently. They will mostly be very small, just big enough for one person so there won’t be any waste of space. The public transport systems will also be silent and off the ground. The hedgerows in the country will be full of wildlife and fruit again as the environment becomes more friendly.
Do you have some image of the future you’d like to share? Please add it to the comments below.