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    • I'm hoping we're going to get some fundamental physics questions answered. Why can't we unite gravity with other fundamental forces? String theory? True/false? Also, on the high end of the scale: dark matter? What is it? Dark energy? Is the universe really expanding at an accelerating rate? Why? What's the end game there?

      Yes, for humans (their robots, that is) to go for a swim in the extra-terrestrial oceans would be a highlight. But, discovery of extra-solar life would definitely be the biggest discovery ever, and also one to fear the most, because the potential consequences would be the greatest, potentially existential.

    • That's cool! Before I want it to write any novels for me I'd like to see it writing "intelligent replies" on my behalf in my social media accounts. By "intelligent" I mean something that is actually worth reading and not memes and shitposts like I often do. Ouch!

    • I would like to be around when we fully understand and can control the ageing process.

      That's not for selfish reasons (well, not entirely). I just think the potential of the species will be realised at a quicker rate if the term of personal experience extends beyond current limits.

    • I hope I live to see the discovery of an inexpensive, safe, and efficient way to generate and/or store huge amounts of electricity. The possibilities it could unlock would be virtually limitless.

      With cheap, clean, plentiful electricity we can begin to reverse climate change. Manufacturing, transportation, and construction become vastly less expensive. Exploration of space and the oceans becomes much more feasible. Desalinization becomes a cost effective source of limitless fresh water. New technologies that were previously infeasible due to energy requirements suddenly become viable. And so on.

      Energy is the limiting factor of so many human endeavors right now. Breaking through that barrier will open up countless possibilities.

    • I hope we discover what the other several milliard neurons in our brain are there for, and perhaps even start using them.

    • It seems like my entire life we've been predicting more time on our hands. We don't have to spend all our time farming anymore, we are automating our factories, we have more disposable income, technology will do so much for us to save time.

      And yet, here we are, with low unemployment, at least in the U.S., and incredibly busy.