Imagine what the reaction around the world would be if in the last week one of the following had occurred:
We discovered the cure for cancer, landed on Mars, cancelled Brexit, stopped climate change, ended waste plastic, eradicated malaria, delivered world peace, discovered the gene for extending life?
Obviously it would be headline news and everyone would know about it, with world leaders lauding the event. Social media would go wild and there would be blanket coverage on the newswires. In fact, the possible gene drive solution to end malaria has recently received extensive coverage, and we are not even there yet.
The good news is that one of the above has happened, and more is the pity that it is work in progress on the rest.
Which one? Well, in a time of alleged Fake News where things that have not happened are reported as fact, it would appear we also have the opposite. It could be called Non News. One of the above has happened, has been reported and recorded on a legally binding newswire, and nothing.
Depending on the reaction to this article, I may or may not reveal which of the eight have happened. Clearly, most of them have not….