Things our readers want to know about the future for themselves and the world

Things our readers want to know about the future for themselves and the world

We asked our readers what they want to find out about the future. Here are some of our favourite answers


A peek at the future could help with investments.
Photo: K.Y. Cheng/SCMP

True love

A lot of people dream about finding their true love, but many will end up with the wrong person. If I could see into the future, I would want to find out who my future husband is. If he is the “wrong” man, then I could choose someone else.

Melody Sit, 14, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School

Me, myself, and I

I would like to find out whether scientists have been able to clone a human. We can clone animals now so I think we can do the same with humans one day.

Karena Hau, 13, Tak Nga Secondary School

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Saving our planet

I would like to find out what has happened to planet Earth. I hope that global warming hasn’t destroyed it. I want to see a future where we’ve changed our ways and have fixed the damage we’ve done to the environment. If the Earth has been destroyed, though, then I can start thinking of ways to change the future.

Kwong Man-fung, 14, Sing Yin Secondary School

I, robot

I think that, in the near future, artificial intelligence will have replaced much of our workforce. Imagine going to a restaurant and being served by a robot instead of a person. It would be a pretty cool experience!

Chow Ah-na, 17, S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

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Focus on education

I am very curious about Hong Kong’s education system. I want to see the educational reforms that have been introduced by the government to keep up with the rest of the world. I have faith that Hong Kong students will, in future, enjoy a better-quality education than what we have now.

Jessica Ip Pak-kwan, 17, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

It’s all about the money

I would like to know how Hong Kong’s economy is doing and what the market trends are. If I could do that, then I would be able to make some smart investment choices when I’m older, and make a fortune.

Leo O. Cheung-hon, 14, Sing Yin Secondary School

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Making history

I would like to find out about my career. I love history, and I really want to become a historian. Seeing into the future would help me plan for it.

Clarice Ng Cho-yau, 9, St Rose of Lima’s School

And the winning numbers are …

I would want to see next week’s winning Mark Six numbers. I would then tell my dad what the numbers are, and get him to buy a ticket. We could then invest the money wisely, and become even richer.

Daisy Cheng, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

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The final frontier

I would like to know if we are ever going to explore space, and if we’ll discover new planets. I would also wish to know whether we’ll discover other intelligent life out there, and if we’ll survive. Wouldn’t it be exciting to see humans travelling through the universe and exploring it?

Cheung Ching-po, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

My life

I would like to find out more about my life. What job will I end up getting? Do I have a nice house? A family? A pet? I can’t wait to see how my life will turn out.

Bonnie Lau, 13, Tak Nga Secondary School

For next week’s Top 10, tell us:

What personal achievement are you most proud of and why?

Send your answer, together with your name, age and school, to with “Top 10: achievement” in the subject field. Our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
A peek at the crystal ball


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