5 Jun 2012

Checked out the transition of Venus through the welding mask. It’s hard not to be philosophical, viewing something that will next be viewed by our our great-great-grand kids. All of us will be long gone, as an Agnostic bumper sticker said, “off to the Great Perhaps.” What kind of world will they inherit? What will the earth’s population be by then? What energy source will the world be running on? What will computers be like by then? Will we be living peacefully, or will we have done ourselves in through religious warw, or will the earth have done us in with disease in order to protect itself? Deep thoughts.