If you understood that title, you have probably stumbled onto the wrong blog. I don’t understand it either. My cousin just published an article with that title in ChemComm of the Royal Society of Chemistry as the first part of her PhD. Of course, I am proud of her.
We keep advancing with new inventions and discoveries. In a few years we might be able to buy some commercial product using synthesized lithium corrole. As far as I understood, her research was directed towards batteries for electric cars.
My cousin has followed the Buckley family tradition in the hard sciences while I have left that to become a priest. Maybe I could have synthesized some other chemical that nobody understands the name of, or maybe Windows would have some extra feature it lacks; however, I don’t regret this missed opportunity. Despite all our advances, the most important knowledge doesn’t change. “The decisive answer to every one of man's questions… is Jesus Christ himself.” (John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor, #2)