First contact with extraterrestrial intelligence, non-hostile.
Jessica Zafra (The Philippine Star) - July 29, 2016 - 12:00am

1. Affordable space travel. Tempting to add time travel, but the consequences for a single dumb mistake would be catastrophic.

2. Teleportation (remember to put flypaper in the chambers). This would also solve road traffic.

3. A Theory of Everything reconciling general relativity and quantum theory.

4. Off-world colonies that are hopefully not corporate monopolies.

5. Mars.

6. First contact with extraterrestrial intelligence, non-hostile.

7. Living cities underwater.

8. Clean air and water for everyone.

9. An end to terrorism worldwide.

10. No more poverty.

11. Real social justice, not slogans.

12. A solution to world hunger.

13. A 3-D printer in every home. Need a new TV? Print one. Need new dentures or glasses? Print them.

14. A fast, cheap, efficient public transportation system (while waiting for teleportation to be perfected).

15. Fast, reliable, free Internet.

16. A thriving Filipino space program.

17. A Filipino Wimbledon singles champion.

18. Sufficient support for culture and the arts, so that artists and cultural researchers can do their work without the ignominy of grubbing for money.

19. A definitive history of the Philippines from pre-colonial times to the year 2000 or later.

20. A real two-party political system.

21. A distribution system for independent movies so they can reach the general audience.

22. A self-cleaning house, especially the litterbox.

23. The Ark of the Covenant (without getting vaporized).

24. The inner chambers of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, as long as there is no danger of getting sealed in.

25. Hamilton on Broadway, with the original cast.

26. The view from a seat on the Orient Express.

27. The Balkans.

28. Every location in War and Peace.

29. An app that lets me know what my cats are thinking.

30. The average Filipino reading books.

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