Saturday, January 11, 2014

Crap, Now I'll Never Get to Sleep Tonight

Ever since I was young, I've felt terribly uneasy about the distant future, especially end-times predictions. I'm not talking about religion so much as science. This fear and anxiety is irrational because there is no way I would be alive by then. Does that make it better because I won't have to endure it, or does that just drive home the realization of my ultimate demise long before those things happen?

Anyway, a graphic from the BBC lays out Earth's future as far as one hundred quintillion years from now. Something about seeing it on a timeline makes it so much worse than just reading a book about it. I shouldn't have read the timeline, but I couldn't not read it either. Now I'm an anxious mess. Goodnight, everybody. Sweet dreams!

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