I dont think World Peace will happen until a good number of people are nuked off the face of this earth, and the remaining struggling survivors are united under my stern but benevolent rule. So, peace on earth is right out as a wish… I’m not cut out to rule.
Personally, I’m wishing for the planet to survive the next few years, especially the next few months. I’m wishing the US somehow starts taking more than the economy into account when dealing with other countries. I’m wishing that one of my local sports teams will win a championship so I can go into a chat room for the opposing state and laugh at them (instead of sitting around annoyed at all the lame people that come into the chat room and make fun of my teams).
As far as crass material possessions… I want a mobo/cpu/ram combo to upgrade my machine and a digital camera.
Computers have let mankind make mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exception of tequila and handguns.