Civilizations rise and fall. Ours too will pass. Perhaps a million years from now there will not be a trace of "western civilization" here on earth.
That's not to say there won't be people here. People, or other intelligent creatures. If we could leave them- or impose on them- some message, some symbol, some warning... what would it be?
Draw something on the moon.
I don't know why this is called baseball. I found it today on my work machine, then I added to it (the tale of Ogg and Oog).
The Odyssey becomes a story of the creation of story. How story creates reality. We go, "What's it about?" and we keep coming up with answers, but there isn't really "an answer" to that question, and in fact, what it's about is asking what it's about, isn't it?
The specifics of the story are irrelevent (I say this without knowing if they are). Suppose the specific events of the story are irrelevent. Suppose they are merely there to move the story along. They mark the passage of time. But more, they provide the
As it turns out, Gyro is the name of the most powerful computer ever built. Gyro is intelligent, so they say.
Gyro lives in a submarine built especially for it. It's the world's largest submarine- it's really big. Under the sea is the only place Gyro could really be safe.
I don't know what Gyro does, or why it was built. Maybe it thinks about stuff. Maybe it tries to solve our problems here on dry land.