On Valentine’s Day in 1912, Arizona became the 48th state and the last of the contiguous 48 states. Alaska and Hawaii would join The Union later, but for native Arizonans, it was a momentous day. Fast forward 100 years and now Arizona is in its centennial year. The celebrations have begun and more are to come. The question is, what lies ahead in our next 100 years.
Spending my days in the midst of Arizona’s bioscience community, I get little glimpses of the future. Artificial hearts, life saving technologies, truly green energy sources drawn from algae farms, and agricultural advancements that will allow us to feed the world.
So in honor of Arizona’s centennial, it might be fun to postulate on what it will be like to be an Arizonan 100 years from now at our bi-centennial.