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Saturday, January 14, 2006

What are WE leaving behind?

All the collective good and bad that WE together have done in our lifetime will be the foundation for those not yet born. And to think that all humans that are alive at this moment will be gone in ... I suppose I must say 116 years, but let's say 100 years. Gone. Zilch. Dust to dust. The totality of humanity. The good, the bad, the ugly. The rich, the poor, the starving. The brilliant, the smart, the clever, the cunning, the decent, the indecent, the scalawag, the murderous, the evil -- gone. And the new generation will find what? A sullied and depleted Earth with a colorfully wrapped and beribboned box filled with technology atop a nest of bits and bytes of data?

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