Question from the Internet:
“If you were given the chance to create or invent anything, what would it be, and how would it be beneficial to science, society, and to your profession?”
I am sorry to reply in a seemingly negative manner, but we do not need to invent or create anything. This has been our great human misunderstanding, that we are born into this world to create and invent things, to change, destroy and rebuild everything according to our very limited and misguided, 100% egocentric and subjective understanding of the world.
We still behave like children who find a seemingly open and abandoned toy store with everything we can dream of for us to take, change, destroy and rebuild everything the way we like.
But we are mistaken.
We exist in a lawful and deterministic Natural system, where everything is governed by strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws. In this fully integrated and interdependent system, everything depends on the completely selfless, unconditionally serving and mutual complementing actions and attitudes of all comprising elements.
In this finely balanced and mutually integrated system, human beings behave like raging bulls in a china shop or as cancer in a biological body.
Our predetermined, evolutionary Human role and function in this system are very different from what we think.
We are here; our purpose in existence is to become the whole Natural system’s only conscious, fully integrated and at the same time independent observers and equal partners. We can and have to achieve this by recognizing our inherent incompatibility with the system and then purposefully and methodically correct and further develop ourselves until we reach compatibility and integration with nature above and against our inherent inner program.
Thus we do not have to create or invent anything. Instead, we have to learn how to adapt to the otherwise perfect system and become its observers and equal partners — which role and function is infinitely greater and higher than blindly and stubbornly changing and corrupting everything we can lay our hands on.