Technological advances are becoming more impressive and incredible every year.
But people will always make the world go round.
People are more fascinating, wise and entertaining than any machine - and never cease to amaze, humble and surprise me.
Not just in what they achieve - and great things happen every day - but in how they are.
Everyone is unique. A human miracle with their own special story.
And, as I've said many times before in this blog, one of the joys of this job is meeting so many special people.
Just take the last 24 hours as an example.
I chatted to Monty Woolfe - a prostate cancer patient who started radiotherapy treatment in our new Oldham centre on the first day it opened - and his lovely wife in the morning. A charming and endearing couple who are clearly a rock for each other with a sunny outlook on life.
And then later that day I had dinner with a hugely successful business man in London. I have been spending some time recently picking up invaluable business tips from top commercial leaders to help steer the Christie through our next phase of developments during the economic downturn. We should never stop learning from different people and sectors.
This business man has achieved so much and is absolutely at the top of his game - but like so many people I meet, he wants to play a greater role in his community.
His 'story' may be very different from Monty's - and all our stories are different - but its this rich tapestry of life that truly makes the world go round.
Power to the people.