Want to feel really insignificant for a bit?
I don’t know what it is but things like the galaxy IC1101, VY Canis Majoris and all other heavenly bodies that are just beyond anything that I’m capable of imagining captivate me completely. I think it’s probably due to the possibilities that arise from such scale. Just think about it, if one planet in one lonely solar system was able to produce a species like us what kind of life could have formed in these other places. Could it even happen? Would we be able to recognise it if we saw it? The possibilities are nearly endless and that, for me at least, is wildly fascinating.
It’s that desire to find out what’s out there that fuels my passion for transhumanist ideals. Whilst many will argue that ageing and death are a natural part of life that should not be circumvented I instead ask why you want to limit your experience to one life time, especially when the universe is so vast as to provide nearly limitless opportunities for those who wish to explore it.
Some find that incomprehensible scale intimidating, I find it invigorating.