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

and motorcycles.

Motorcycles would be the vehicles of choice. Cars would be used mainly during

the winter on rainy days; or cold