What I really would like to see!

Many years ago, I was walking through Maiden Lane in Chicago's Old Town and I heard music from the record store - a new band. I was so impressed that I immediately went in and bought their album - Led Zeppelin. It did not disappoint! A few years later, they released a song that is considered one of the best rock and roll songs ever made.



I use this as an example of starting at "great" & evolving to "greater" (& hopefully even greater!) And also - because the song itself talks about what I'm thinking about today. A Stairway to Heaven...

Imagine a real stairway to the heavens! Or rather... an elevator/escalator! That's what scientists and students do in all kinds of competitions to build viable systems that are able to carry rocket ships, etc. through and beyond the atmosphere - thereby saving vast quantities of fuel and wear & tear on the ships that happens at launch & during the journey to beyond earth's gravitational pull.



I, personally, love thinking about this stuff! I am not a scientist, so I doubt I'll be building any stairways to heaven myself - but I contemplating the future - knowing it can be great & greater... and that things only imagined right now will someday become reality.

What sorts of future items are you anticipating? I'd love to know! :D

10 comments:

girlsinthestacks.com said...

I'm hoping teleportation is invented soon, lol.

Ava Jae said...

I expect we'll hear about holograms in the next decade or so. :)

Nina Powers said...

Resurrections of awesome bands like Led Zeppelin.

Laura Marcella said...

Food replicators, like on Star Trek. We now have the eReaders like they had, so where are the food replicators already?!? That would solve hunger issues if we could get them installed everywhere!

storyqueen said...

Still wanting a jet-pack. or the transporter, like on Star Trek.

Beam me up!

Shelley

Kate said...

It's amazing what capabilities they already have. Invisibility? They've been working on that for a while and it's not that far fetched of an idea. That kind of blew me away.

Bittersweet Fountain said...

Hoverboards. I really really really want a hoverboard. 2015 is the promised year according to Back to the Future II.

I'm not sure we'll ever manage a for real space elevator--that can take cargo/people/ships to and from space. I think we're better off trying to figure out anti-gravity. Imagine what anti-gravity could do for the world!

For one thing, it would totally allow hoverboards....

Julia Karr said...

You guys are awesome! I want me some of all of these things! w00t!

Caledonia Lass said...

Wow I have to agree with all the comments...
Maybe those little replicators from Star Trek.

Whoops, my geek is showing.

The East Coaster said...

Teleporter, full stop...'cause even if it didn't work, you'd be the first and last to know