I once was a part of a conversation, while at work, on what the most amazing thing in the world was today.
One of my friends was talking about the new medical techniques now available to people that allow people to have major surgery and not be layed up for an extended periods of time to recover. So his answer was, "Micro-Surgery."
I thought that this was a good answer, but not as good as mine.
Another colleague argued that the most amazing thing today was the Internet-being able to communicate to people in faraway places at a moments notice and get an instant reply.
I though that this was a good answer too, but still not as good as mine.
Another chimed in that the most amazing thing in the world today was the Thermos Bottle.
We asked why he would say such a thing, and he said that when he goes to work he pours hot coffee into it and can leave it sit for hours and hours and then open it and it will be just as hot as when he first poured the coffee into it.
Then he said that he could take the same Thermos and fill it with iced tea and take it to the beach and leave it sit in the hot sun all day and open it and find that the tea is just as cold as when he filled the bottle.
"Nothing amazing about that," we all thought.
He said the the most amazing thing was that how the Thermos bottle knew when he was going to the beach or to work.
Funny, but still not the best answer.
So they asked me what my most amazing thing in the world was?
I relied simply...it the living multi-tool. This tool can orient a map and use a compass, make ropes, perform first aid, cook, survive in most any weather, tackle most any task without complaint and goods great in a uniform.
Their reply, "Good answer."