How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

You Are Here

Everyone's seen those shots of a galaxy with "You are here" marked on one of the spiral arms. The idea, of course, is to point out that Earth is a very small part of a much larger and more exciting Universe than we can really imagine. But that's not the Milky Way- I don't remember the galaxy, but it's a nearby one that's the most similar to the Milky Way (we think). So the whole thing is pretty much a fraud.

Contrast that with the Earth as viewed from Mars. I think that one shot encapsulates so much of what I find important; the power of human creativity that allows us to even have this picture to begin with, the insignifigance of the "major" problems, and the hope that someday, I'll get to see that sight with my own eyes.

And as the coolest thing I've seen all day, it deserved a YTMND.

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