The week is gone. Several opportunities to ponder on Fate and Free Will, and Life itself. The thought of how a sheer 7 million people (as of 6,000 years ago), easily multiplied to the 7 billion we are today… on such a ridiculously short period in the long scale of Time… it just makes one wonder how quickly we reached that accelerated increase so late in the game, and also wonder about what lies ahead, not too far down the line. Looks like the future is still going to be full of challenges! Hopefully, however, some (maybe many) of them will be offset by the countless remarkable technological achievements of this Age of Privilege. Think Mars! I really think every day is at least a little more exciting than the previous one, and that we should never give up on our optimism – one of my favorite American virtues.