I was inspired today by an Australian futurist who posted a love letter from the future and I thought, oh yes, I want to do that too. I was born in 1950, so as of February 23rd 2050 I will be 100 years old and definitely plan to be around then and long after. So here goes ... my love letter from the future.
February 23rd 2050
Today I am 100 years old and I am more in love with life on this planet than ever before. When I was born in 1950 the world was just getting over the Second World War and when I was 12 there was the Cuban Missile Crisis. I wondered a few nights running if I would wake up the next morning, but as fate would have it I did and life flowed on for us all. When I turned 70 in 2020, the world experienced a global pandemic which turned war on its heels and from that point on it has become a mystifying ancient practice that no one born after 2025 can even comprehend.
So what's life like here in 2050? Beautiful eco cities now float in the ocean with green bursting up all through them. Many homes are now embedded into hillsides and mountains as the love of Nature has surpassed everything else. The words 'homeless' and 'depression' have been eliminated from the dictionaries as we're all too embaressed to remember a time when the world wasn't thriving to the max for every single being upon it.
Creativity surges everywhere you look. Natural, organic, wondrous bursts of art appear on woodland trails, on buildings, in glorious gardens that are everywhere. In fact people in their homes love to share their love of gardening and have garden fests in their neighbourhoods where they share food and flowers and all the products they can make from these things.
Immigration crisis? 'What is that?', the young ones ask. They cannot comprehend a world with borders and barriers to being wherever you are called to your HOME.
Everything happens on line, but we don't carry phones like we used to. We're now fully telepathic with the global internet consciousness and can see, search and enjoy knowledge freely from any source in the world.
The concept of schools has disappeared. Now neighbourhoods gather all ages together to create exciting learning projects and to celebrate the unleashing of genius. We can do this because our time is no longer slotted into 9 to 5 (or longer) as the business period. There are no hours. Just the joy of contributing your genius to the projects you want to be involved in. Hiring has disappeared and there are very few large corporations left now as the world has embraced the concept of collaborative genius. So all you do now is search for the project you want to contribute to and you contribute in whatever way is yours to do. Again, young people are perplexed when they hear of locking yourself in a cubicle in an office building for long hours each day and being forced to work on something that may or may not interest you. Now anything that might be called 'work' is done in nature pods in natural settings and you come out every hour or two for a meet up in the collaborative garden that connects the pods. These new spaces are scattered throughout the world now and the pods are built of a new natural material that you can see through and breathe through. So fresh air, sunshine and green surround every contributor to the world's creative endeavours.
It is a JOY to be alive in 2050. The Earth is thriving like never before. Illness is a thing of the past. New energy options (beyond solar, wind and wave) have appeared that cost nothing at all and every home has them built in. And the animals, well as you know, they became super conscious in 2020 and invited all of us onto a new timeline arc where all life is interconnected and contributes to one another harmoniously and brilliantly.
So all that to say to all my buddies of pre-2020, WE DID IT! The new dream of us is alive and well and thriving just like we knew it would. Bravo to all of you for your dedication, passion and invention in a time when the old was still trying to hang on by its fingertips. Oh and one more thing as I head out on my annual trip to Mars and Jupiter on the new Dragon model space beam, we are now part of a universal federation of planets who are more in love with the universe than ever before.
Happy 100th birthday to me and happy 30th birthday to our wondrous new world.