Every now and then, one can't help but look back and think about all the changes and advancements in various fields which have occurred.

Both good and bad.

Just about every year, we continued to see advancements in technology, what were once luxuries becoming more accessible, and stronger, more diverse representation in media.

Even though there are still ongoing issues we continue to wish would change, or as the US Supreme Court recently demonstrated, major regressions in other areas.

With this in mind, it leaves us to wonder what the next five years will have in store for us.

Something which Redditor wtfkingQ9 also wondered, leading them to ask:

"What’s something you’re hoping to see in the next 5 years?"

Improvements in alternative energies

"Massive breakthrough in fusion power would be nice."- NachosMahdude

"SolidState Batteries."

"Or a cost effective manufacturing method for graphene."- IndependentPede

Just the simple things

"The Package I ordered last month."- 1yBubu

Prime Day GIF by AmazonGiphy

Fewer endangered species

"The removal of Pangolins and other critical species from the list of endangered species, in the right direction."- RnbwTurtle

More Affordable Housing

"The housing market finding a level that will allow the next generation of adults to realistically afford one without needing 3 jobs, help from their parents, a lottery win or a 2% of jobs."

"Hell even rent levels getting to a similar level would be nice."- Ginger-Beefcake

A bit more bi-partisanship

"Intelligent Political discourse and not the Insane Political dysfunction that we have now."- Bedlamcitylimit

Medical advancements

"A 'cure' or 'solution' to diabetes."- JTAx1995

A kinder, happier world.

"A little less hate around the world."- Madman61

"Personally, I’m hoping to see a version of myself that is happy as they are."

"No matter what it looks like."- Olympus_XII

I Love You Hug GIFGiphy

Financial security

"Money in my bank account."- pinkbirthday_cake

Only time will tell what the future holds.

But some things in our own personal future can be changed, with a bit of work and a lot of passion.

And the only thing stopping you from fulfilling those changes, is you!

People Divulge Which Instances Of The Mandela Effect Freaked Them Out The Most

The Mandela effect is when multiple people share the same, incorrect memory.

Its name stems from when paranormal researcher Fiona Broome falsely believed that the future president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, died in prison in the 1980s.

A false memory she shared with a number of others.

Our memories have been known to deceive us, as we might frequently forget someone's name or one of our numerous online passwords.

But when we share a memory that turns out to be false with many others, convincing ourselves it wasn't the truth can be a very difficult ordeal indeed.

Keep reading...Show less

One last time. One last meal.

How do you chose a last meal?

Let's hope we never have to find out.

People on death row get that option.

Do they deserve it?

Whose to say?

But they have it.

A steak. A pizza... Burger King.

The food world is their oyster.

Oyster. Also an option.

The menu is endless...

Keep reading...Show less
People Break Down The Exact Moment They Realized Their Friends Were A-Holes

Most people have friends they've been close to for most of their lives.

But at the same time, friends evolve, and everyone finds themselves losing touch with any number of people they at one point considered their friends over time.

Most of the time, this isn't intentional, but just simply happens.

On rare occasions though, people might realize that their friends were not exactly who they thought they were, and didn't like who they revealed themselves to be.

Keep reading...Show less

When visiting any foreign country, one should always be familiar with the laws and customs of the land.

After all, what might be generally accepted on your home turf, might be frowned upon, if not illegal, elsewhere.

For that matter, even locals might need a refresher course on what they can and can't do while at home.

Keep reading...Show less