When reading the prompt for this weeks blog I thought of what it would be like to go all the way back into time to the caveman era. But then instantly flipped my idea to the opposite spectrum and see how the world would end. Both sides interest me because on one side you would have humans in the most basic form. But on the other side you’d have a very advanced and critical thinking human. The point would be to see how far our species has advanced and grown throughout the millenniums.
The beginning of time interested me because how awesome would it be to go all the way back to time to interact with the first humans. Also see Earth in its most natural form would be breathtaking. It would be phenomenal to see how humans interact with each other as well as their surroundings. I would have so many questions about their lives and how they lived. They were known as hunter-gatherers, but did they build homes? If so what were they made of? Did they migrate back and forth like animals today or just become nomads roaming the planet? What did they value most? Were they critical thinkers or just mindless people doing what they could to survive?
We would be able to fully understand humans at their most pure form. Not ones that live in a world with laws and propaganda that sway our natural instincts. We’d also begin to understand how people communicated before official written and spoken languages. Also seeing the problems that they faced back in the beginning and comparing them to the problems that we would see at the end of the world.
The end of the world interested me because even though it’s grim, it would be very enlightening to know what we did wrong, if anything, to destroy our planet. There have been thousands of ideas of how the world is going to end from nuclear war to the sun engulfing us to zombie apocalypses. All of these things terrify us and with the Mayan calendar coming to an end you see more and more doomsday movies coming out playing on people’s emotions. By traveling to the end and hopefully time traveling back before it completely ends I would be able to obviously see the main problem, but as well as see what people were like in the future. Are they like all the science fiction movies or is it pretty similar to life today? What kinds of problems do they have and where did they derive from? But most importantly, if what ended the human race was a choice made by us.
With the information from opposite spectrums it would be interesting to see not only the evolution of humans, but also see how complex we have made our lives compared to the past. For example the invention of cars and airplanes have totally changed our lives. We can now leave any part of the world and arrive at the total opposite side in about a day. Compared to the past where it would take months if not years to leave this country and that’s without crossing an ocean. But with this miracle of transportation we are now concerned about the amount of oil left and who gets control over it. There have been wars started over it and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more to come. So even though transportation has definitely improved our lives. It has also added a new problem that could lead to the world ending. My question to all of you would be do you think even with all the technology and enhancements that make our life “easier” do you think life is simpler? Or with each great innovation are we adding more problems down the road that weren’t considered?