Can we please try to get this back on topic?
Hey, I'm glad I was able to create a good thread, one that spawned a pretty good argument, but there isn't much more to talk about. It was a simple question, and people answered.
As for my answer, I may say that what I want to see is life-extension technology. I might hem and haw about the singularity, about AGIs and recursive technological improvement. I may make mention of generation ships carrying our descendants off to distant worlds to establish colonies. Hell, body-modding and virtual reality is practically here already.
However, what I really want to live to see is all of mankind's moral and ethical philosophizing rendered absolutely moot. I want to see the very concept of right and wrong abolished, so it no longer troubles us. Think about it. When you're mind-uploaded and living a virtual existence, what consequences do your actions have? Absolutely none. Every day is Groundhog Day. Charge the beach at Normandy. Commit every crime in the book. Rob a bank or three. Indulge in the most hedonistic of sensory extremes. Jump off a cliff and feel yourself go splat at the bottom. Do it a hundred times until you get sick of it and try something else.
And, just like that, millennia of heavy-handed moralizing and strictures and promises of punishment for following simple human impulses are made completely and utterly ignorable. Every solemn intonation from the mouth of every saint, irrelevant. Everything you've ever heard about respecting your elders and obeying authority and sticking up for your community, pointless. Every holy book? Burn it. Why, don't you see? It's both magnificent and ironic. In a virtual world, where tyrannical control is exercised upon every facet of one's life, an individualist-anarchist can truly thrive, completely ignorant of the invisible chains that bind them.
Actually, what I mean to say is, I hope the world is advanced enough that we finally get heists in GTA Online.