Water, wood, rock, dirt, and a few plants. That's about the only thing that this world is made up of, yes, there are a many different subcategories but our world is made up of raw elements you might see looking into a forest, or into the ocean. Yet, with these raw materials we as humans have done quite a bit.
As I hop into a metal tube with dual compressed air turbines and maybe a few wheels attached I cannot help think of exactly how far we have come.
I take a seat in my leather chair bolted to the ground (made from precious metal mined through a multi-billion dollar industry and unparalleled set of processes, combined with the farming and cattle ranching practices needed to raise, feed, butcher, manufacture, regulate, distribute all for the sake of creating a 'cozy' static seat)
I then check my email one more time on my smart phone (billions of dollars, billions of people, billions of lines of code, and an absurd set of laws, regulations, and development in both hardware and software...from sticks and stones)
I think you can see where I'm going, from the watch on my wrist, the shoes in my feet, the headphones in my ears, and the entire fucking thing flying through the air... All have been created through an unfathomable amount of time, effort, innovation, resources, and people.
We take these things for granted every second, and we have to, because if we stopped to appreciate every detail we would never have the time to innovate. We are living in an environment built off inventing, adapting, and innovating once again. We cannot take every second to appreciate light bulbs over candles, mostly because we have not been around to deal with both. Those who used dial up know the struggle, but today the young generation only knows of the stories we tell them, and how they should appreciate the technology they have. But what if someone lived through everything, what if someone saw from the beginning exactly how far we come, and appreciated every single step.... Here lies my brains random thought of the day...
What if God (any God for that matter) created the universe and all its awesomeness and then decided to take a quick vaca for a bit, maybe a few billion years, and came back today...
What would he see, what would he say, what would he have expected...
Here are just a few of my first thoughts that would come to mind.
"What the fuck...what the Christ did you guys do...I left you with stones, a few pieces of wood and some water...what the hell is technology and someone please tell my what 'twerking is'...right now'
'Wait...what the fuck was that..something just went by my head..you did what?! You left the planet..you left earth..you put a human in a piece of stone and put him on that thing circling your planet? I didn't even want you guys going under water and you left earth..Jesus H Christ'
'And what the hell are the giant bugs you have flying around the planet itself...planes? Why would anyone ever get in one of those, and why are there 2874682 flying around at once..can everyone slow the fuck down and talk to me. Speaking of slowing down what in the world is this internet thing, the stock market, and dub step. I demand to know what asshat is started those religions.'
'Wait wait wait, you can talk to someone who isn't right in front of you...you can see someone on the other side of the planet...you can send them a 'sext'? What's a Sext and what is this absurd 'selfie' word I keep hearing. You guys need to fucking stop, what happened to eating fruit off a tree, talking to a person in person, and walking places'
'Some other notes...
- what is this makeup nonsense people are using to fake their appearance
- how about you stop burning everything for 'energy' and just use the bodies I gave you
- was toy story 3 really necessary
- So you're telling me you play these sport things, where people try to take a ball or object and get it somewhere. And they listen to guys in stripes with a whistle. And they are the most influential people of your time.
- why are there borders separating people
- why are you deep frying everything and making absurd meals, just eat the food, stop overthinking it
- I refuse to even learn about this currency thing, it sounds ridiculous and I refuse to partake
- so you know you're destroying the planet and you don't do anything about it...ugh
- you fight wars...? That's ridiculous
'Here are the good things guys, you fuckers are curious, you're passionate, and you have mastered just about everything from pen spinning and cup staking to astro physics and chemical engineering. I never expected to see is nonsense happening but I'm proud, every single aspect of humanity Is being pushed forward by someone in some corner of the world and that gives me hope that this race will have the determination to survive and advance...so keep it up, I'll check back in a couple billion years from now and see how you're doing, I'm out'