I feel so thankful to be alive at this point in history. Never has the individual had such freedoms and such opportunities for wealth. Never in the history of man have the basic necessities of so many people been met and pushed aside as stumbling blocks towards higher thought. We are on the cusp – the leading edge of history and for once we are able to sit back and observe and appreciate our place in it without the constant distractions of hunger, thirst and shelter to occupy our minds.
For those people blessed to be born in this era, times have truly never been better. The individual today has access to luxuries that kings only a century ago could not dream of. Many people will own their own homes, cars, computers, cell phones, flat screen TVs and Easy Bake Ovens. Some will travel the world on airplanes. Some will watch the 2014 World Cup live and in 3D from all over the world. And the rate of change across many complementary industries is exponential – Moore’s law still holds true. In our lifetimes we will see advances in robotics, nano technology and genomics that will blow our collective minds and afterwards will be as ubiquitous as running water. We stand here today at the edge of time blasting into the future together and although we do not wear the pointed hat and carry the staff of Merlin we are all magicians wielding the power of energy and information to communicate, create and connect. It is a wonderful time and I am thankful for every breath and I do not want to waste a moment of what may be a finite existence on this beautiful self sustaining spaceship we call Earth. So hug your chil’ren and tell them everything is going to be all right – we’re all in it together and we will figure this out.