The Next Century's Great Discovery

Rick Knight (
Fri, 25 Jul 97 17:16:32 CST


After reading Wired's article "The Long Boom" (a feel good
piece...hope they make it into a movie <G>), I was sparked by one
simple question:

What will be the 21st-century equivalent of the discovery of the
electron or DNA?

Any horizon observers out there care to take a stab at what is
presently unimaginable. And on the flip side, any historical types
care to hypothesize about the state of human perception when we did
discover our genetic makeup and the existence of sub-atomic matter.

The most ambitious gesture would be if some mega neuron-firing
extropian were to identify the real world conclusive benefits of their
microcosmic "a-has".

Extraordinary times indeed!