The frontier...our generation's frontiers are spiritual. There are no borders to create, no new lands to explore, no sunsets to follow. It has been that way for some time though. People are now looking to the stars. No longer will it be cowboys and Indians, but astronauts and aliens. I wonder what it will be like eons from now. Will people vacation to galaxies like we vacation to island getaways? Will we eventually populate the entire universe? Will the universe be better for it? I despise the idea of humanity hopping from one planet to the other, ravaging it of its resources and moving on to the next like a swarm of parasites, eventually becoming the villains we create in fiction. Are we the Flood from Halo? Are we Galactus? Or are we just an adolescent species still learning from its mistakes?
I think of these things and wonder how things like race and religion continue to divide humanity. It is simply perplexing. In comparison, it just makes Earth seem so much smaller and immature to me. If deep space travel was present to us, I wonder if humanity would even be ready for such a responsibility.
Anyhow, such a topic may be a bit too heavy during morning coffee! Sunshine! Puppy dogs and ice cream! I'll end with a joke...
A skeleton walks into a bar and orders a beer and a mop.
Have a great day everyone!