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The Perfect World
People have always fantasized about having perfect worlds. Some people want
riches, others want peace. It seems that people are never capable of agreeing on what the
perfect world should include. The realization of most perfect worlds is impossible
because of the fact that people can’t agree. Therefore the perfect world would be one in
which everyone agreed all the time. In a world where everyone agreed , argument and
conflict would be eliminated. The world would become a lot less diverse, and a lot more
simple. In the perfect world, people would do common activities and share common
interests. Everyone would hack, fly and ride.
One common interest that people would share would be computers. Everyone
would own a computer, a good computer (preferably not a Mac). Computers would be
fast, faster than any computers in existence today. There would be a minimum on the
amount of memory that a computer would be required to have. Twenty Gigabytes of hard
drive space and 100 Megabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM) ,would be considered
a small family computer. In addition to being faster than today’s computers and having
more memory, computers in the perfect world also have many more capabilities. There
would be almost no limits to what a computer would be able to do. In general, computers
in a perfect world be a lot better than computers of today, and the amount of people who
would use computers would be much larger.
The shared interest of all people in computers would allow for a much more
technological world. With the demand for technology, created by extensive use of
computers, the world of computers would expand rapidly. The Internet would explode
with popularity; everyone would write homepages and visiting other people’s pages would
be a leisure activity. Personal mail would all be sent electronically. The need for a postal
service for personal mail and quite possibly business mail as well, would be eliminated.
Many interactive programs would be available; people’s interaction would be limited only
by their imaginations. The changes in technology, due to more interest in computers would
make life easier for all.
Life being easier, people would have more free time for leisure activities such as
flying. A common interest in flying would be present in the perfect world. Most people
would be pilots. There would be a lot of flying clubs and social flying would be enjoyed
by all those who could. Those who could not fly and those who would not have their
licenses would at least express interests in flying. There would be no need for commercial
airlines to transport people over long distances, since most people would fly their own
planes. Those people without pilot’s licenses would have to get rides with friends or
neighbors or resort to driving. “Plane pooling” would be encouraged. In the perfect
world, the increased use of airplanes would mold transportation and recreation into one.
The shared interest of all people in flying would lead to advancement in that
activity. Planes would be developed that would fly faster and further and would use less
fuel. New styles and models of planes would be developed. Envelopes (the structural
limits of planes) would be enlarged and new planes would be capable of maintaining flight
in abnormal attitudes. Planes would be capable of pulling more positive g’s and pushing
more negative g’s. The cost of planes would come down with the higher demand for
them. The advancement in aviation in the perfect world simply reflect the demand for the
activity of flying.
As pilots, people in the perfect world would have to ride motorcycles or at least
drive fast cars. This would be necessary in order to maintain the “pilot jock” image that is
present in the world today. Pilots would be required to own and maintain a sports car
and/or motorcycle. The reason that a pilot would need a vehicle as a means of
transportation would be for the little trips, the trips around the block or across the city, the
kind of trips too short to fly. An interest in flying would therefore create an interest in cars
Motorcycles would be the vehicles of choice. Cars would be used mainly during
the winter on rainy days; or cold
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