With the rocks under our feet, we're drifting across the globe as fast (or slow) as our fingernails grow. Due to the continental drift, all continents will form the supercontinent "Pangea Ultima". That will be in 250 million years and i wonder if any humans will be around to set new landmarks and borders. Unlikely. By then we'll probably rather have spread territorial fights beyond our cradle somewhere else in the galaxy. Unlikely, too though. Because if humans (or into whatever differently named species we will have evolved by then) will sail the Universe one day, we must before have learned to cooperate and solved our problems here (for such giant projects) and that excludes fighting (ok, people got to the moon kind of competitively...but the moon is close by). In case we manage to grow beyond the infancy of our species, we must have left the "island-thinking" behind first.... What does this have to do with continental drift i just wonder...other than the drift i mean...the drift of thoughts. I just realised quite the human-chauvinism in here. It seems i'm trapped in thinking it will be our species to leave the solar system. It might as well be another species - not closely related to us - that will be much smarter in some million years (or maybe right now already). Or maybe several species together? Maybe it doesn't only require interdisciplinary and interhuman cooperation but also maybe interspecies cooperation. Thinking about that...our bodies already ARE an interspecies cooperation (we were other species before we became humans and we carry tons of other microscopic species around with us).
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