If I Could Play God

rewalk suitTime Magazine gave the world an article titled, “The 25 Best Inventions of the Year.” If I could play God, I would be one of those inventors.

A Olympic-size swimming pool that floats in a dirty body of water and cleans the dirty water flowing into it from its surrounding.

A procedure to change a person’s memory–like in the science fiction films. That, in the right hands, would be used to help people suffering from things like PTSD.

A light generated by a weight on a very slow-motion pulley that would replace dangerous and polluting kerosene lanterns all across the third world.

A robot to take the place of human rescuers in dangerous or otherwise lethal search-and-rescue predicaments.

Glasses that restore vision to people blinded by severe retinitis pigmentosa. They plug into an implantation inside the eye.

An artificial pancreas that tracks and controls insulin levels in the body, which would save the lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes.

Waterless fracking–imagine–energy companies save money, and the environment is saved at the same time.

An exoskeleton that enables paraplegics to walk upright. Sensors anticipate shifts in the user’s balance and translate them into movements.


It’s almost scary, isn’t it? More and more, humans are doing things that once only God could do. Yet these feats are wonderful and liberating to countless suffering people. I really wonder how God thinks of the things going on.

If you could play God . . .

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