Humans: Gods with Anuses

“Man is literally split in two: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly and dumbly to rot and disappear forever.”

Ernest Becker

Imagine our world in 100 years. Moving to Mars, Genetically Engineered Humans, Super Intelligence- these are all not just fantasies anymore. Yet amidst all this, we can’t forgo the reality that human beings, the exact people who created all these mind-blowing inventions, are not exempt from experiences that are biological in nature. We all die.

As much as we would like to think we are gods who can shape the world, we are all humans who are subject to go back to the ground.