Humans have lived the world for more than thousands of years so how come technological advancement only started about less than a century ago?

A firefly blinks and it’s gone.

In my mind, given enough time, a civilization with opposable thumbs or some other good way to grab hold of things will eventually have evolution of machines and then evolution of electronics. The problem in the universe is by the time we find out somebody else is out there like us they will be dead.

The earth is over four and a half billion years old. That’s a long time. I used to drive from Vancouver, Canada along the Thomas river and see cuts in the mountain billions of years old. Nobody had to tell me. I was in ancient country. We’ve not been here but a spark of the time the Earth has been. It’s a miracle.

And then the sun blows up and the Earth is dead and who knows we ever existed? That is the bigger question.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

Let's hear what you have to say. Write a comment.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s