(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Time to dust off your crystal balls and look far, far into the future.

What do you see for mankind 1,000 years from now?

Optimistically speaking

For example:

Will we live in a world of peace? No wars, no terrorists?

Will most diseases and illnesses have been wiped out? Will the average human life span have increased dramatically? Will we live to, say, 200?

Will everybody have enough food and drink? A nice home?

On the transportation front, will cars and trucks and trains and planes still exist, or will people have “transporters” (à la Star Trek) that allow us to travel instantaneously to our destinations, and to transport goods that way, too?

Will money still exist?

Will the Internet still exist?

Will wordpress still exist?


Pessimistically speaking

Will mankind still exist? If not, what wiped him/her out? Disease and plagues? Famine? War? Natural disasters? Asteroids?

Will mankind still exists but have regressed to some sort of primitive civilization, where the comforts many of us take for granted today won’t exist?


What about you?

Do you think you — your spiritual essence — will be here in reincarnated human form 1,000 years from now?

Or as anything else, i.e. animal, vegetable, tree?


Have fun with all this. Let your imaginations go wild if your crystal balls don’t give you definitive answers. And please feel free to stray beyond the parameters of my questions (hence, the Etc.)

Looking forward to your responses, be they the stuff of sci-fi or apocalyptic visions.

— Jillian