The Last Human…

I was just sitting here, thinking, about people and life in general. And the thought crossed my mind that someday there will come a day, when the last person will take his or her final breath. That day in the future is an absolute certainty – the only question is: When will it be, and under what circumstances will it happen.

It’s kind of hard to fathom – all the scenarios that could play out to end humanity. Maybe it will be war, or pestilence, or a natural disaster of some kind like an asteroid impact. But even if we manage to avoid all those things, eventually our very own Sun will someday turn the tables on us and instead of sustaining life, it will with absolute certainty do its part in ending all life on Earth. Even discovering how to the travel the stars will not allow us to escape our fate – the universe itself will not last forever…

Whatever the circumstances, there will be a day, when the last person will take his or her final breath; Will witness his or her final sight; Will think his or her final thought.

The entire human struggle, the monumental things as well as the most trivial of things, will be swept away in a wisp, evaporating with the last breath and thought of the last person – whomever that may be, with no one left to remember any of it, or even acknowledge that it ever happened at all…

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