How I wish the world would rinse itself. Cleanse itself by widespread destruction; natural, biological, or man-made, even if I were to be included. Reset its natural ecological state: all organisms competing for life without the influence of complex thought. All consciousness, individual and collective, will cease to exist. Cease to exist or reach a singularity with the universe…are they the same thing?
What we do in this lifetime will be forgotten. Our handful of years on this planet and all of our trivial activities will end as if they never happened. Language, society, global networking, conflicts, civil unrest, technological breakthroughs, all of human existence…none of it will remain in the long-term.
In the short-term, the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be viewed as we view the Neolithic era; given that exponential technological growth continues, and we do not self-destruct. We have been beyond barbaric, and continue to practice rituals that are regressive, irrational, and detrimental to societal evolution. It matters not. Insignificant. All of it. All of us. We grasp at existence, and hold on with all our might, for as long as we possibly can.