Nah I think I'm going to freeze myself when I die (or maybe before that) so that when we discover how to not die I'll be reanimated and hopefully by then we're inside Jupiter. Then I can be happy, and die.
I wish you well on your journey. Sincerely
Hey Gawd, take a deep breathe and be happy with what we've got. When was a kid we weren't even sure what galaxies were. Now we're looking for and finding planets around other suns, and starting to analyze their atmospheres. I don't mind it when we use dissatisfaction to drive us to learn more. But don't use it to regret living in the wrong time period or something. Enjoy this stuff. It is incredible.
There will be people a thousand years form now lamenting that they can't find cheap flying icebergs in Jupiter's atmosphere to build on any more. Every generation has its problems. Be happy that it isn't 1600, when the biggest thing we could complain about would be that they burned Giordano Bruno at the stake yesterday for daring to state that earth wasn't the center of the universe.
Good points. I've said it before: we're living in a scientific Renaissance
. Virtually every field of inquiry is exploding with new discoveries and new theories scrambling to keep up with them. It's a great time to be just an interested layman, let alone a specialist in any of the sciences.
Gawd, your frustration is understandable, but take a moment to appreciate what we have compared to even fifty years ago. Our expectations have been raised exponentially by the unprecedented success of the last hundred years. I really hope we don't let that go to waste and surmount our coming resource bottleneck, because our accomplishments to date are surely just a hint of what we might do with another
century of advance...