Micro Life Zone
Asked by jh01 to Herbert, Brad, Chris, Goli, Kate on 21 May 2012.
Keywords: fulfilment, motivation, wish
Do or learn? If I could learn anything, it’d be what caused the Big Bang/is there more than one Universe. I think the implications of this would be mind-blowing.
If I could do one thing, it would have been to play in the soccer World Cup.
Hit a walk-off home run in Game Seven of the World Series. It would be hard to beat that.
To be more sciencey, though, I would like to really nerdily understand the entire transcriptional network occurring in a single cell at a given time. This would mean knowing exactly which genes (of the 20000 or so human genes) were turned on and off and what was controlling each one, and how it was all interrelated. There are many many intricate networks involved in this, and such a dream is entirely unrealistic. For now…
If I could, I would love to have something like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where they provide funding grants for researchers to focus on various topics that is useful to the world. One issue most researchers have is the lack of funding. Some areas hardly get researched because it doesn’t fit into a particular government’s vision (or a foundation’s aim).
What would be cool would be to gather all researchers for a particular area who apply for funding to link them together and see if there are synergies to their research. Currently it feels like groups are competing for the same pool of money but it would be better if we could collaborate globally. I don’t know how much money would be required to do something like this but it would be a lot.
I’d love to be able to sing really, really well. Like enough to go on tour and sell out huge arenas.
haha me too, Goli
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I am sure Goli can sing better than she is letting on. I would also like to but I know that is probably impossible for me (I auditioned once for Australian Idol and I was told that I don’t have ‘it’.)
Australian Idol. Awesome. I got an invitation to be on Beauty and the Geek, but I passed.
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