"There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us.
There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to
remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did
anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or
Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote
and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have
been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is
millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our
sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms
experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the
inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore
it. God knows that’s what everyone else does."