Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What if...

..the human race was wiped out? How long would it take for our traces to disappear? According to this, fragments of radio and television broadcasts would be travelling outward forever, so although our physical presence dissolves, our voices will carry on. This is all from the Alan Weisman's website, author of The World Without Us. I can't stop watching the video of the house slowly falling down. Is it me or is it strangely calming?

2 comments:

Alex said...

If my house made it 500 years without me I'd shake its hand. It'll do well to get past Christmas unless the man comes about the windows sharpish.

I like the mushrooms best.

Sarah said...

Yes, the mushrooms were the most soothing. I thought the dates were odd too though - and I've never seen just a chimney left before.