The end of the Twentieth Century invites a retrospective glance at humanity's accomplishments during the past hundred years. Which of our discoveries will schoolchildren (assuming there are any) study in 2101? Perhaps:

Quite a lot to be proud of! But what else can we hope to be remembered for? Which novels will be read? What art will be admired? And, to our embarrassment, which "triumphs" will turn out to be far more ephemeral than we can imagine today?

(See also EdgeOfTheUniverse, the 8 June 1999 ^zhurnal entry, and WorthRemembering2.)

Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 06:19:01 (EST) = 2000-12-28


(correlates: Comments on WorthRemembering1, InfiniteInAllDirections, EdgeOfTheUniverse, ...)