I like this question, with an ellipsis, what if…? What if people were nice? What if the earth was turning west? What if plastic was entirely forbidden? And so on. When you are stuck on a problem, what-if allows the mind to wander in places it would not normally go to. It’s said Einstein discovered relativity while seeing himself riding a photon. Whether it’s true or not is irrelevant, what matters is the question he asked, what if I was riding a photon?
Progress is only made possible by the virtues of chance, necessity or intelligence. A what-if question allows all dimensions to play together to find rather spectacular answers. Human imagination knows no limit, tap into it, it’s one of those resource you cannot deplete!