Today, November 26, 2018, humanity successfully landed a big robot on Mars for an eighth time. Hours earlier, the World Chess Championship resulted in a draw – twelve straight games ending in a tie.
The current champion is playing at a higher level than anyone in history and there’s someone just barely behind him to force tie games over and over. They’re 27 and 26 years old respectively.
Then we put together metals and circuit boards and send a payload to space and make it to a planet six months later.
There’s a lot of crap in this world and 2018 is terrible but days like this remind me what we are capable of as a species. We can kill each other all day long because we disagree on something or we can put our heads together and go to Mars and turn dusty old chess into a spectator sport.
2018; you suck but thanks for not being a complete let down.