inessential by Brent Simmons

The news that changes everything

Ever since I was a boy I had the idea that one day there would be the news that changes everything.

It could happen any day. You might wake up one day, turn on the news, and there it is, the biggest story of all time.

This news could be one of a few things:

Communication with aliens
Undeniable proof of the existence or non-existence of God
Demonstrable e.s.p or telekinesis or similar
The invention of a time machine
Travel to and from parallel universes
The invention of a faster-than-light spaceship
Discovery of a super-cheap, super-abundant, safe, environmentally-friendly energy source

I’m still waiting. Any day now.