Magnifiying the Universe

Van Mensvoort
April 28th 2012

Nowadays the human impact on our planet can hardly be underestimated. Climate change, plastic islands, genetic manipulation – ‘We were here’ echoes all over. Yet, every now and then it is good to realize how much of the universe is still untouched and unexplored by human presence.

Warning: playing with the interactive infographic created by Number Sleuth may result in profound feelings of modesty and insignificance.

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Posted 08/05/2012 – 16:38

Amazing. Reminds me of IBM's classic 'the powers of ten'.

What is your view on the coronavirus?

Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

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