I am convinced that anything the human mind can achieve can be created through the use of imagination, knowledge and time.
The human mind is made up of the same fundamental building blocks as all the other stuff in the universe. The imagination is a product of the brain produced or expressed through the human mind. Hence the imagination is made from the same stuff that is needed to create what it can conceive.
Imagination isn’t enough though. Knowledge is necessary to harness the inherent properties of matter and energy to create what the human imagination can conceive. This knowledge comes through observation and experimentation.
Our main issue blocking innovation is the sensitivity of our tools to measure phenomena. As these tools of measurement increase their resolution more and more of the inherent properties of matter can be applied to making what has been imagined real.
Observation and experimentation require time to produce results. That’s the third component to create the imaginable. Knowledge isn’t free. It must be earned or learned. And no one who is creating something that has never existed before can have any clue as to how long it will take to gain and successfully apply the knowledge needed to marshall the inherent properties of matter to create what they’ve imagined.
The myth, legends, religious stories and modern day comic book heroes are all in my opinion an echo or a shadow of the possibilities that exist in the future. Somehow the human mind through the imagination has glimpsed the unlimited possibilities which are possible by applying imagination plus knowledge acquired and applied over a sufficient time scale.
Look at the gods of Olympus or the idead of ever lasting life without physical pain or the ability to fly or manipulate objects with just your mind. All these possibilities hinted at by the writers of today and yesterday are possible.
Our current limitations are not caused by any inherent limitations of the natural world. There is for all intents and purposes infinite matter and infinite energy in the universe. We need to imagine that we can create solutions and then create the tools to measure and then reorganize matter to make what was once thought impossible, possible.
I firmly believe that we will soon have a device to make physical pain obsolete and make natural death a relic of history and thus fulfill the prophetic writings of the faithful and the fanatics. What if the concept of god merely imbodied the possibilities the human mind plus the rest of the matter in the universe could create?
The imagination of poets and priests of the past gave us inspiration and hope that these amazing abilities and undertakings could occur. Take living in heaven among the stars . Now in religious texts we needed to die first. But maybe that was just a metaphor. What if the death they referred to reallymeant that we needed to shed our doubts and our limiting thoughts?
All problems have solutions if someone is imaginative enough, persists in acquiring and applying knowledge over a sufficient enough time span. The future is amazingly bright for humanity. We have thousands of years worth of resources on Earth and millions of years of resources at our finger tips in just our own ssystem.