Originally Posted by Frankmat
Hang on... you are talking now about in 1 or 2 generations time we will still go ahead and chop wood and carry water.
Sure I agree with that... what I don't agree with is that THIS generation is just going to go along like nothing has happened... and that it would not shake the foundations of beliefs and the way we treat eachother. I couldn't care less what happens 100 years from now.... because things always change in 100 years.
They widened the road that runs from the highway to my neighborhood about a year ago.
Prior to that widening, the road used to be a parking lot at rush hour. Now, traffic moves SO much easier. My commute time home has reduced by about 15 minutes every day and my stress level has reduced dramatically. Every time I come home now, I think to myself how nice it is that I don't have to deal with that old traffic.
I would bet there are litterally hundreds if not thousands of people who use this newly widened road every day and feel exactly the same way I do.
In the grand scheme of things, this change is irrelevant. I still have the same job and drive to and from work every day. I still have my same family in my same house and have the same arguments with my neighbors about where the dog goes to the bathroom.
In the grand scheme of things, the indisputable evidence of aliens among us would have the same level of impact on the Human experience as a widened road had on my personal experience.
Whether you care about the larger picture or not is just as immaterial to me as what happens in a hundred years is to you.