2020 February-March Thoughts: On black holes and how I spend my time while telecommuting

Disclaimer: I’m not a science expert. I am but a noob so if you’re a keyboard warrior, you will not get anything from me but the satisfaction of doing your self-imposed duty. Then again, I welcome discussions. Feel free to interpret that.

I was reading a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when an idea crossed my mind:

It takes several light years for us the human eyes to receive light coming from the stars and by the time we perceive them, some of them might have aged greatly and others might have become black holes.

Stephen Hawking theorized that black holes could greatly affect space and time and I couldn’t help but wonder that by the time one super massive black hole was ready to gobble the solar system up, would human beings just accept their fate–either with calm credence or hysterical denial? Or could we or at least the future generation create a back up plan for the inevitable? Another idea for a sci-fi movie, I guess. Then again, before that time, either human beings would have destroyed the planet, the sun would have exploded, or human beings would have reached a technological advancement to be able to create something that could protect the planet from being destroyed or a vehicle that could transport a proof of life to a different destination. Wouldn’t that be exciting?

The odds of it being found by an alien life–or in this perspective, the odds of it appearing as an alien matter to other life forms from a different part of the universe is equal if not less to the odds of it not being found at all due to either the non-existence of other life forms or it being destroyed by the harsh environment of space.

It’s not a pressing issue like the climate change nor COVID19. After all, the closest black hole, V616 Monocerotis, is about some 3300 light-years away and the sun still has about 5 to 7 billion years before it explodes. By then, granted that climate change is resolved, human beings will have populated (naturally or otherwise) the planet with the next generation of scientists. A new method of preserving human kind will have been created. A new universal language will have have been developed- I suppose in equations and immense difficulty. Math may be the same in every country but may have some variations in the universe-String Theory, hello!

There was a time in my life when I thought dying in the field of action, fast and quick, was the best way to go and leaving a record of my life and here I am now thinking that having my humble brain implanted to a robot would be the next best thing.

A What If video said Stephen Hawking had believed there was a different dimension, universe, a state of existence on the other side of the black hole. What if it was a total reset? Old accomplishments wouldn’t matter. Would a passive indifference be the best approach? Or an aggressive search for expansion of understanding and uncovering the truth be better?