DailyDirt: What Will Humanity's Legacy Be?

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Humans have obviously had a significant impact on the Earth. We've killed off various species and built stuff that may long outlast our grandchildren (e.g., the pyramids, the Long Now clock, nuclear waste facilities, etc.). At some point, we might want to think about what we'll leave behind after we're gone ourselves. Here are just a few links on planning for the future for our world. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: anthropocene, environment, footprint, global climate change, impact, long now, plastic, plastiglomerates, rocks, sustainability


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    JWW (profile), 11 Jun 2014 @ 6:26pm

    Sure, out of water

    Because if we develop economical desalination capabilities, that won't change a thing, right?

    Remember, however unlikely that seems, 200 years ago everyone thought the fastest you could cross the country was measured in weeks. Flying was not considered in the realm of possibility.

    We will develop desalination technology, because we're going to need it.

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