I remember reading in awe about the two Voyager spacecrafts in some “How and Why” type book when I was an adolescent. I would imagine some alien race finding the golden record and listening to Mozart and Chuck Berry. And now, Voyager I has left our solar system. Let that sink in!
We made something that can escape our gravity, travel to the outer planets and send the data it collected back to us over a billion miles (literally).
Imagine if we put that sort of ingenuity into feeding every child on this planet, or perhaps using it to solve something even bigger — like making sure there is never another war. The sad thing is these are not outlandish dreams; they could and should be realized not next year or next month, but today.