It’s amazing when you consider the impact of imagination. Imagination is idea – it cannot be seen, or heard, or felt, but the results of it are beyond compare.
The reason man has succeeded in many seemingly-impossible endeavors is imagination. It’s the reason the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, the reason Steve Jobs created the iPhone, and the reason Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant.
Like every other part of the human body, the imagination must be exercised or it may become weakened or even lost. A great way to exercise imagination is through reading. There are books on every idea conceivable, and thanks to inventions like iPads, Kindles, and Nooks, books and the information they possess are easier than ever to obtain.
One of man’s greatest gifts may be wonderment – a feeling that leads him to seek out knowledge beyond his realm and a desire to use that knowledge to better himself and others. The results of human imagination into the 21st century have been staggering.
As we continue into this new century, new ideas and inventions will continue to arise. While some will be better than others, they will all come into existence, thanks to man and his unquenchable imagination.