Years ago I woke up in the morning and found that everything seems different than it used to be. I’m probably teleported to a random universe. How different this world is? I would say it feels like I live in the internet. I figure that the appearance and physical laws of this world probably work the same as my home universe. The major difference is that whenever I think about doing anything through the internet, what I need will pop-up or be done automatically as I think of them. This is actually not hard to figure out because the second I woke up in the morning, I asked myself where I’m I?, and the “Wikipedia” in this world somehow showed up immediately in front of my eyes.
I actually was a quite old fashion person in my homeworld, because I got annoyed when I need to learn using so many different tools for various occasions and purposes. Even though the technology was user-friendly enough and simple to learn, I still felt a lot of redundancy on all kinds of tools and manual information filtering processes. But accidentally landing on a world like this, is my first time in my life want to celebrate the existence of technology. When this kind of situation happens in the movie, the characters always want to figure out a way to go back, but I don’t, I’m thinking of living a life here.
This is my chance of starting a new life. My life back on the earth was not a decent one. I always blame that on my lack of passion for learning due to the inconvenience of technology. Now I have a perfect set up for me to learn now, I’ll figure out what I want to do and become an expert in that.
“O.K., what I really want to do?”
Well, obviously no answer would show up automatically for that question.
“What the world needs?”
“The world needs love, understanding, equality…..”
Hmm…That’s too general. Probably a doctor should still be a good occupation since I can still fell my body. “What do I need to become a good doctor?”
“Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree; Step 2: Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT); Step 3: Earn a Medical Degree. …”
I can’t believe even in this hi-tech world being a doctor still takes the exact same processes. Fortunately, I can finish the degrees and testes online, even those practical experiments can be done with VR availability. Wait, what if I’ll be sent back while I’m halfway of becoming a doctor? While it will happen or not is not up to me anyway. I probably just pretend it will not happen.
So I started with the thought of living a better new life. As my learning goes on, I start to think about my career as a doctor, how I should talk to my patients, maybe I can help my daughter in the future when she does not feel good. I was learning days and nights until one day the most frustrating thing happened. I woke up back to my previous world.
I was shocked sitting in my bed looking around but at nothing. I was upset about what I’ve already done, but remained my calmness by thinking “O.K., I already know what I should do, now I just need to do it over again.”. Amazingly, learning everything again does not feel like a step back or a boring repetition. I can notice new details that I didn’t have spare attention to notice before while I was learning for the first time. Although now I need to go to real college to learn and use all different tools, those things are not as bothering as they are to me before.