I used to be very pessimestic regarding humanity's fate, thinking we would kill each other off in ten or so years. I only recently changed my ideas when this thought appeared: We can war and be dumb for another century or so, just as long as we don't use doomsday weapons we'll eventaully snuff out idiocy and aim towards propelling our race as man matures. Humans' primary instinct is to survive; survive for a purpose; advancement. To be rid of anything corrupt, evil, or otherwise un-intelligent obstacles. To pogress as a race, to surive, man has to possess a certain maturity to live and prosper together. All anger would be theoretically snuffed out via nanotechnology, ridding all anger-induced malevolence as we grow to understand that anger is illogical, ergo a deterrent to our growth. Man's growth since its post-dawn era has been astounding and will continue numerous times fold. Soon we'll be existing in a purely science-fiction fashion, with no more religion, just pure science as it proves much more the logical and benificial. Personal gods, to me, don't exist. We created them and the masses blindly follow, unable to grasp the truth; religion is man -as we are presently- 's laughable attempts at control, understanding, and reason. Right now man is stuck in a raging stream of growth; a rather ****ty one due to corruption, war, drugs abuse, and other deterrents. We have to be smart, and not doom ourselves by destroying our planet or each other. Concluding my ideal, I think that if everyone does their part in pushing us forward that we'll make it eventually. I have faith in something that gives the universe complex laws to follow and is able see a quark, though I know I won't be around to see it. Most people actually don't care what happens after they die. That's cool, but keep in mind we may grow to be smart enough that our predecessors will find a way to raise us from the dead, or pull us all out of hell! As reinforcement to my optimism about humanity's advancement, I thought of some facts that point in the right direction: People are compassionate. That alone seperates us from most animals, who kill eachother for food and survival. We invented antiseptics on the intentions of bettering ourselves, and have perfected the art of keeping clean. Diseases and all other threats are being eradicated. Modern medicine simply works and saves lives, and will continue infinitely. We want to advance and grow, it's our basic instinct. It's logical to believe that we have a chance to overcome the biggest threat, ourselves, and become masters of the universe one day far, far in the future.