First Ever Light & Gravitational Wave Cosmic Event!
Okay, maybe there really are gravity waves and neutron stars. Neutron stars were staple of Larry Niven's science fiction stories, and now we have some (more?) evidence that they really exist. I'm not sure any of this is going to do us any good, not with our propensity for killing each other. Maybe we'll eventually develop a faster-than-light method of travel which will allow us to spread the disease of life to other places in our galaxy. More likely any practical developments will be subverted by the military-industrial complex and lead to something like bobbles (as found in some science fiction novel whose name I forgot) or anti-bobbles (as found in The Gone Away World).