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Putting Time In Perspective

 
 
Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2013 03:21 pm
Just sharing this blog post which I found amusing and informative.

http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/putting-time-in-perspective.html

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Reply Sat 21 Sep, 2013 12:12 pm

Not bad.

I wish he would have noted the Permian and the fact that it was ruled by proto-mammals, and also the fact that the future is going to be cut short by a vacuum metastability disaster. But those are minor quibbles; overall it was quite good.


Regarding the future period of "we have serious problems," I suggest that when we abandon this solar system, we pick a small cool red star (if not Wolf 359, then one just like it) as our new home. It will be so long-lived that it might serve us all the way until the vacuum metastability disaster comes for us.

Also, while contact with hostile aliens is improbable, it isn't completely impossible. And if we are hiding around an insignificant red dwarf star, we just might escape notice.
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