Our legacy?

I was walking through the halls of the student union at EMU when I noticed something: All of the stuff hanging from the walls was made of highly biodegradable materials.

Our ancestors carved their legacy into giant stone cathedrals, caves, and pyramids. 21st century humans use CD’s, paper, and silicon wafers. All of which are known to decay. To compound the problem humans of tomorrow might not know how to read a CD. Hell, a working cassette player is becoming harder and harder to find.

My fear in noticing this is that the humans of tomorrow will misinterpret the things we have created that will stand the test of time, such as the odd abstract art that is found outside of buildings, various space debris, and our buildings. I envision a lot of head scratching, which, in the case of the abstract art, isn’t much different than the humans of today.

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