When I was thinking about topics to write on for #blogjune, one of them was going to be a reflective post about what the world was like when I started working in libraries. In the meantime, Kathryn Greenhill set a #blogjune challenge to answer the following 2 questions. They are close enough to my initial ideas, so here we go:
If you could go back and tell your 20 year old self one thing that was going to happen to you between then and today, what would that be?
At 20 I was still at university, what I thought was real world experience was nothing like real world experience. I would tell myself to stop worrying, you will be happy. You are going to take some risks, you are going to get out of your comfort zone and there will be times in your life when you’ll be stressed and worried about the future, but it will all be OK. There will be some amazing opportunities presented to you – grab them and make the most of them. You have to trust yourself and your judgement.
In 20 years time (presuming the world gets better, not worse) what do you think will be the biggest technological difference between your life now and your life then ?
In 20 years time I’m really excited about where medical technology is going to be – maybe I’m a little biased as I’ll be in that target age group where age related issues start to develop. I’m banking on having science on my side. I don’t know what form this will take – I’m assuming there will be continuous background monitoring of everything with fully automated detection and prevention of issues that arise. Preventable diseases will be preventable. For more severe issues, ingesting nano-machines to carry out surgery and repair damaged tissue rather than undergoing traditional forms of surgery. This technology will be affordable and available without patents for the benefit of humankind.