posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 06:22 AM
a reply to: soloharmony
Short of a biblical apocalypse, or a twist of cosmic fate (asteroid impact for example), I think the species will be around for a good long while yet.
The only question will be, in what state of affairs would a traveler in time find our species, in one hundred, or a thousand years. Will we avoid
making things harder for ourselves by way of nuclear war? Will the many finally unseat the few from power? Will a system of government emerge which
empowers every individual equally, rather than allowing a minority of schemers to absorb the wealth from everyone else's hard work? Will politics be
opened up so that every persons say is valued and accounted for on every issue, rather than just on who gets to hold the tiller?
Will we finally free ourselves from the evils of fossil fuel dependance (which is the reason why energy costs money to use, rather than being
gathered by passive means like hyper efficient solar panels and so on, across the board)? Will we begin to explore space properly, rather than
compromising at every stage on the reach and scope of our attempts?
These are the questions which will be answered only by the passage of time. It is true that the human race is approaching a period in its history,
where greater change than ever before, is afoot. The technological and scientific breakthroughs which have come about in the last couple of decades,
and the things which are ahead by all accounts, represent steps forward that were scarcely imaginable not so long ago. How we approach the issues I
have outlined, will dictate how well the species deals with the next thousand years of its existence. I am confident however, that it WILL deal with
at least that much more time. The only question is how scarred it will be, how altered, and how it affects its habitat during that period.