I could never be anything other than a science major.
The fascination is one of the few things keeping me going in life; the world’s in a shitty place. Politics never has good stories to tell, and as a massive pessimist, I don’t need all that bullshit. I like to say… Good news never makes for good News. I have found that absolutely nothing matches the optimism of the steady march of scientific progress. Nothing.
Doctors using the heat seeker from Javelin rockets to find malaria parasites? Right here.
Doctors using a 3d-printed card to diagnose health issues? Fits in your pocket.
Shoes that help the blind get to their destination? India’s got it covered.
Solar cell efficiency potentially doubling? The laws of physics can be broken, apparently.
I know that I won’t see anything of this sort for years. At the least. But I know it’s happening, and I don’t have to wait for the technology; I just have to wait for the dumbasses and shitty people of the world to get their act together.
I’m sick and tired of reading updated death tolls in Gaza, tired of seeing Russia fuck around in their end of the world, tired of seeing a new plane crash, a new shooting, a new death, every single time I turn on the tv, go on a news website, or open up facebook.
It’s necessary, I know. Ignorance is bliss, and unfortunately choosing bliss isn’t really an option.