Yes, but no. and here's why
Ignoring the fact that I'd be a different person, I believe we could've been born just at the right time, but the only way for us to figure this out is for us to experience it. We grew up with the memories of the days of old, just before things began radically changing. A simple time when videogames were pixelated and you simply played through Level 1, 2, 3, 4, and not a sandbox immersive world with realistic CGI. A time when there was 80 channels on the TV all in standard definition. A time when the internet was young and not yet realized for its full potential. I mean come on, half of you are European and we're talking to eachother halfway across the world and I don't even know you!!!. It's fucking amazing!
These are things that we grew up on that we'd be taking advantage of if we were born in a later time. I constantly think about this and think how amazing it is, but moving further into the future I would take these things for granted. And this would only get worse as you move down through the generations. Since we might live to see life extensions, we could be the generation that gets to see what becomes of the world past their time.
Regardless of radical life extension anyways, just imagine what we get to experience! We get to see the dawn of life-like Augmented Reality and Driverless Cars! We get to experience ROBOTIC SERVANTS, a personal favorite of mine. We get to experience Full Immersion Virtual Reality! Literally venturing inside a virtual world to create immersion like never before. What about Pervasive Computing and even the Technological singularity, a massive paradigm shift in all of human history and we get to not only see it happen, but experience life pre AND post singularity!!! What about flying cars to? Oh yea!.
I think some futurists under value the time they've been born in. There's no use for wishful thinking when you are already the luckiest people alive throughout all history in this topic!
Space travel would be amazing no doubt, but it seems as though when you get this far into the future you have less things to look forward to because, after all, space is the final frontier. Sure flying through the cosmos and looking at astronomical objects and lesser species is fun to us, but as a super-intelligent post human, you would likely not care about such a thing that intrigues us lesser-intelligent humans today!
I often think of all of this, the psychology of who is going to born around 2250 will be completely different. Imagine what could mean to be raised in world where there is no job and only leisure, where no ones dies, free slaves, hedonist pleasures, not getting fat, changing body shape.
On one hand, one thing i am seeing at the present, by being an 80s baby boomer is that much of spirituality is going away, and so romance is less powerful, and i know many of you disagree, but social life was better before than it is now for me.
On the other when i looked backed in the years I see things that nowday I would never tollerate. Rudeness, Higher levels of bullyism with the lack of any sort of protection, high social superficiality etc... Not to mention that in current world we see discrimination, insults, we face enormous material problems and some people born and die unhappy..
Well my choice is that if I will ever procreate, i prefer to raise my prole in a semi-hedonistic world. World is way too harsh these days, and too blind to see certain things.
I want to raise my children in a world where there is much more happiness and hopefully this world is in the future.