I particularly like the part about Reiki and meditation being real.
I believe if we balance our energy we can have a truly beautiful future. Today I saw somebody drive through Starbucks and use their phone to pay. Life is getting simpler in some ways and yet more complex in others. Somebody from 100 years ago appearing in our present would need to have so much explained to them to be able to function in our current modern lives!
I have faith that we’ll get there. After all, we are here.
Editor’s note: This poem kicks off a new “Question Worth Asking” series: “How weird will the future be?” First up: a piece from poet and TED Fellow Ben Burke.
[Dear Helen- So sorry. Didn’t have time to write that poem. But my future self sent me one yesterday. So we’re good. Crazy, right? It’s totally legit and actually from the future, so no need to double-check, you’re probably too busy anyway. Happy New Year! – Ben Burke]
THE TRANSHUMANIST’S LAMENT
TOO MANY RIVERS, NOT ENOUGH LAKES
OH, FUTURE — YOU SO CRAZY
I arrived in the basket that was weaved here before me
And I stayed in any place with a roof that would store me
I have lots of belongings
But didn’t pack for the trip
I got here, they put pants on me
And then the world gave me the slip
I’ve lived as slowly as…
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