My father told me when he was a young man in Britain there was a widely held belief that within the space of a few decades people would commute to work in private airplanes instead of cars. Such was the optimism of the times. Fresh from the ordeal of two world wars separated by a global financial depression, the people of that era were imbued with the optimism of a people who had survived the worst mankind has to offer, despite all odds. There was nowhere to go but up, and what better way than in a flying machine.
It was the “can do” approach of what I believe is correctly known as “The Greatest Generation” that has propelled us into the new millennium.
While the promise of a chicken in every pot and a Cessna 172 in every hanger has fallen a bit short of the mark, there nonetheless has been tremendous technological progress in the post WW2 era. Along with it are concerns about pollution, resource depletion, global warming, overpopulation, animal habitat destruction, wealth inequity, racism, and religious discord. Clearly, as a species we still have a long, long way to go.
But I digress…
What I had in mind when I started today was to bring to your attention the Canandian Medical Association’s publication “Future Practice.” I think you will find it interesting reading. It’s available at no charge at the address found below.
You might find it a good read when you have a few minutes to spare, like when you are waiting for an Amazon.com drone to deliver your pizza.
Not sure that idea that will fly.
But then, who knows what the future will bring?