We know more than ever but stand on the brink of disaster.
Space science is serving up new mysteries, with more players in the game and exo-planets (NASA, 2021) turning up like seashells on the beach.
We're starting to bio-engineer ourselves and manufacture tissue (McMillen, 2021).
And we're venturing into a new era of transparent, decentralized blockchain technologies that could bring the third world out of the financial colonialism trap ( Harnessing, 2021).
BUT we're teetering on the brink of:
Gulf stream collapse (Lao, 2021) and other climate change horrors.
Mass extinctions. (Kottasova, 2020).
And threats of nuclear war (Sheng, 2021)
Can we really be so collectively stupid? Was Q right and Picard wrong? (Farpoint Gambit 2.)
I have to live in the hope implied by humans rebounding from near self-destruction faster than Vulcans. (Vulcans fear The Humans.)
Here's hoping we don't push our luck too far.
Farpoint Gambit 2. Star Trek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIR6yH1WlU
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Vulcans fear The Humans. Enterprise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWrzKo84144