Earth Hour

Sunday, January 29, 2006

What if....?

If somebody asks me what I would be sorry for if I suddenly disappear from the face of the earth today, I will have a number of things on my list.

First, I would be sorry for not having to see the coming milestones in my life. These include not being able to see my nephews and nieces grow up, graduate from school and eventually get married.

Second, I’ll be sorry for missing on what the future of music will be. Will Filipino music continue to be sentimental and mushy? Will we continue to copy western trends in music or will our artists finally come up with something that sounds and feels distinctly and originally Filipino.

The next thing that I will definitely feel sorry for missing is the future of technology. I will surely regret not being able to see what the next generation of computers will be like, whether or not users will be able to input by talking to computers or even by just thinking what they wanted to be encoded.
Another area of technology I’d probably miss is the Internet. From web-cams and video conferencing, will Internet communication take the next leap and make people interact with each other via holograms? I know that possibilities are infinite in the wired world. It makes me sad just thinking that I wouldn’t be there to take part in the advances of technology in the near future.

Lastly, I would definitely feel sorry for not finding out the answer to the question that’s been in my head my whole life: What would I be like when I’m 65. Will I be as cranky as my officemate who will be retiring this year? Or would I remain cool as I am today.

Oh these are just few things that I want to experience in the coming years. That is why I hope I could really live longer and see what life, technology and well, me, would be like in the future. I am so excited!

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