Looking Into The Future

Do you ever wake up and think that new scientific developments and new technologies are taken right off the pages of sci-fi novels or the latest futuristic films? That is how I feel today. I was catching up on the news and came across articles that threw me into the 21st century. Today I read that scientists have developed a bionic eye! Now I feel like I am in Terminator. This bionic eye is a contact lens that can zoom in and out. However, this is just the tip of the spaceship. Last week, astronomers announced they found three more planets that they think are likely to be habitable and contain liquid water. I was excited when I read that there were three life sustaining planets out in the cosmos, but today my mind was blown when I read this: “Thanks to clouds, some 60 billion planets are habitable in the Milky Way.” I had a hard time wrapping my mind around this. That is 60 billion possibilities in our own galaxy for life. Soon, I may feel like I am in a Robert A. Heinlein novel, like Citizen of the Galaxy, dealing with the species of planet Gliese 667C.  


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