Tomorrow is good.

Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 07.51.59In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer and Daan Kersten, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors are – in addition to their ‘normal’ groundbreaking work – linked to the SingularityU The Netherlands, the organization that focuses on spreading knowledge about technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Lucien Engelen‘s turn.

By Lucien Engelen
SU Lucien Engelen

Well, actually you just did loose an hour, when you are living in the Netherlands we just switched into daylight saving time. So you woke up an hour later, and actually lost a whole hour to do Sunday-stuff. This could mean you have to skip your morning walk with the dogs or just staying lazy in bed, finishing reading the Saturday newspaper.

Of course, you have anticipated, and worked harder yesterday, right? Or will you do things faster or shorter today? Imagine if we had a machine to help us with this; a time-travel machine where we could turn back the knob a bit and still have the extra hour to spare with our kids or taking a stroll at the beach in the shiny spring-sun. A lot is possible already and actually, recently there was this very special flight that took of in 2017 in Shanghai and landed in San Francisco in 2016, one of my friends was on it so he was actually time-traveling 😉

For now I think it is fine like this. More and longer hours of daylight does help me at least, combined with early birds singing on sunrise creating this symphony of light and sound energizes my day. Something I really do need right now, since it looks as like I have gone to bed too late yesterday….;-)