I found it hard to think about a personal minimum utopia. On one hand, there is so much broken in this world that I wouldn’t be content with anything but the most positive transformation of the world that most people cannot even imagine. On the other hand, we already live in a totally amazing world compared to, say, the feudal era.
So, I’ll start with a more personal approach: I want to have at least 4 high energy hours a day that I can dedicate to the effective improvement of this world. And I want everyone to have this opportunity. For many people it may mean having more time. With a 40 hour week there should still be enough time for 4 hours per day that you can completely dedicate to something else. What is the problem though, especially for me personally, is energy. This is certainly connected to my health issues, but it’s actually a general problem. People get exhausted, they are not perfectly healthy, they have problematic habits. Outside of work most don’t have enough energy to improve themselves or the world, so they settle for low-energy entertainment. And who am I to blame them? I often do the same when my energy level is low – which it is all too often.
What I want is something that raises the energy level of everyone.
- Exercise would fit the bill, maybe, it is wasn’t so hard.
- Or meditation, oh, that’s hard too.
- What about everyone taking the best health improving supplements, or would that be too expensive?
- Put everyone on the best diet possible, which people would need to find out on their own individually, because everyone is different.
- People should get more sleep, if they could. Sleep is super awesome, at least if it’s high quality sleep.
- What about good stimulants? Wait, I’ve been on them for years, and they didn’t actually help me much. They made me more tired when I’m not on them.
So, while all of that would be nice, it doesn’t really suffice. At least for me. We need something more radical. I’d opt for medical nano-sensors that can measure all the body’s parameters in real time. Within the blood, the nervous system, and select cells of the body. Measure hundreds of crucial molecule concentration levels. Track that data all the time. Analyse it with the help of AI and great visualization tools. With that, everyone would have the tools to find out what improves his or her energy levels on a biomolecular basis. Medicine would become a real science that everyone could do personally. Total biofeedback techniques would enable people to get a level of control over their own bodies that only hardcore gurus could have hoped to achieve. And everyone would be able to see the earliest signs of disease and counter them effectively. Preventive treatment of diseases and even ageing would become simple and practical. This would be the greatest revolution in the history of medicine every. Forget antibiotics – they are mostly ineffective now due to widespread resistances anyway. We mostly even wouldn’t need medical nanobots that cure diseases, because people simply wouldn’t get sick in the first place. An optimized natural immune system can deal with almost anything successfully.
I want that, because I realize that the level of our health system is utterly insufficient to cure people from chronic diseases, or keep them healthy, or even energetic. And I want it, because it would take out a lot of the guesswork out of medical treatments, and because it would empower patients a lot. Last but not least I want it, because I’m one of the many people who suffer from a chronic disease for which no effective conventional treatment exists. I’m doing so much for my own health, but it’s still not enough. Give me medical nano sensors and I’ll become better at treating myself than even the best team of medical experts on this planet.
It’s too sad we have to deal with such basics as health and energy, but that’s the way it is.