Humankind lives on the same small rock in a vast cosmos that would not notice if they were to one day obliterate themselves along with their earthly home.
Humanity is in fact at a very precarious stage in history with a questionable destiny thought by many eminent scientists to be in the hands of this generation. If the human race survives the next hundred years or so they may have a better chance of a more certain destiny on this planet and even secure a future amongst the stars.
Dr. Michio Kaku and astronomer royal Martin Rees both agree that humanity needs to utilise the power of the sun for an inexhaustible and cheap fuel supply. View this lecture to see what humanity must do now collectively as a species to ensure their survival and that of all other species that walk the earth. Dr. Michio Kaku on different classifications of civilisations.
On a natural time-scale humankind should foresee no limitations to survival; the Earth has another billion years or so to sustain life unless the natural course of events is speeded up considerably with war, greed, overpopulation and depletion of all available resources. There is thus a good chance that both humanity and Earth will survive indefinitely if governments work together for the benefit of all who breathe the same air, have red blood and live on the same small rock.
Humanity needs to prepare for a more positive future not a negative self destructive one, or the achievements of centuries could so easily be wiped out. The only positive future for the species is co-operation between all the world’s countries for mutual benefit, food distribution, and religious tolerance. The human race needs to address the fact that there are just too many people and too few resources; a fatal combination that could bring about their downfall. Looking to the skies for an asteroid with their name on it such as the one which reputedly wiped out the dinosaurs is little use when the more imminent problems are already at ground level.
Humankind’s selfish proliferation at the expense of all other species will bring about their own demise if global powers don’t address such basic issues as clean drinking water, birth control and basic sanitation. There is still all the time in the world for humanity if overpopulation is addressed now so that the natural environment is preserved and harmonised with all living entities.
The lifestyle changes each successive generation has experienced since the industrial revolution has been unprecedented. Humanity now stands at a point in time whereby they can command an even brighter future still - if they get their priorities right and use ground-breaking technological advancements for the greater good.
Although the human lifespan is but a blink in eternity, each individual can endeavour in their own small way to make the world a better place. For the benefit of future generations and regardless of colour, creed, religion, social status or location it is the duty of everyone to do something positive to ensure humankind’s survival. Tomorrow when you wake up try to do something creative rather than destructive and make the world a better place.
Where humankind is destined to be in the future is up to you – now.