Thanks for this…I’ve actually been thinking of this the past few weeks. Just recently came across and read Issac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question” https://www.physics.princeton.edu/ph115/LQ.pdf also recalled a long ago purchased slim volume “The Universe in Forty Jumps” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_View. Humans are amazing, creative and destructive…we do not honor our co-habitants on this “pale blue dot”, nor appreciate the variety of intelligence therein. That we will likely be a blip, a nanosecond, of “life”….so be it. Ultimately I subscribe to Joni Mitchell’s song lyrics sung by CSNY “we are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon”. Also, to quote another singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen: “we are so small against the stars, so large against the sky”. Nothing is ultimately wasted…but who knows where we will drift….

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