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  • Interstellar space, beyond our solar system, where the Voyagers will drift, endlessly.

  • In 5 billion years, all humans will have become extinct, or evolved into other beings.

  • None of our artifacts will have survived on Earth,

  • and the evolution of the sun will have burned the Earth to a crisp.

  • And far from home, untouched by these remote events,

  • the Voyagers, bearing the memories of a world that is no more, will fly on.

  • We can't know how much of the records they would understand,

  • but being much more advanced scientists and engineers than we -- otherwise,

  • they'd never be able to find and retrieve the small, silent spacecraft in interstellar space --

  • perhaps the aliens would have no difficulty understanding

  • what is encoded on these 'golden records.' Perhaps, they would recognize the tentativeness

  • of our society, the mismatch between our technology and our wisdom.

  • Had we destroyed ourselves since launching Voyager, they might wonder,

  • or had we gone on to greater things.

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    Seraya posted on 2020/03/23
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