Does it seem like we are in the "future" or at least how old movies and books made it out to be? While playing with my new cell phone that uses invisible waves to call almost anyone in the world instantly and watching those annoying drug commercials that can cure every little thing wrong with the human body and IMing people around the world instantly on my computer that if I brought back to the 70's or 80's would make me a billionaire, It seems to me that we are kind of in the "future" right now. Maybe I'm just in some weird drug induced state and I think everything is so futureistic, but what do you think? It's amazing to think what technology will be like in the real future. If there is a rising level of chaos in the world like terrorism, or some gobal disaster we might go nowhere. If you really think about it we are still so basic. The universe, time and space go on infinitely. The farthest thing we have seen is a star 13 billion light years away. Even traveling at the speed of light which many think is the fastest speed possible it would take 13 billion years to reach it. And thats just what we can see. We haven't even landed a man on another planet yet, even one so close as Mars. It's all just hard to wrap your mind around. The Big Bang is supposed to be expanding in all directions forever. Who knows, there could be millions or even a number so high it hasn't been invented yet of other earths. With billions and billions of people or creatures wondering just like us if there "is another earth out there." My Grandfather, a General in the Airforce, that dealt later with space missions always talked about space. I would always ask about UFO's and the such. He was under the highest level of TOP SECRET you can be so I couldn't get much info out of him. But when I asked he always kind of hinted that there was the chance that the US knew something about them. He also brought up even traveling at the speed of light that if there were other planets with technology that advanced that it would take so long to reach earth and no living organism would be able to survive that long. I wonder what kind of interesting Top Secret information he took to the grave. Not having any religion really makes it hard to think, what created all of this, why are we here? There has to be something outside of space and everthing we know, outside of the big bang. It would be nice if God and religion was real and right, it just answers so many questions. What is your take on pretty much EVERYTHING?