Let us tell you a brief history of Tomorrow.
Deeply inspired by Yuval Noah Harari's 'Homo Deus', this song speaks about Mankind's possibly infinite possibilities for cultural, scientific and technological evolution, if we only manage to not find ourselves extinct in the process.
Humans are, essentially, star dust that evolved to be aware of itself and what surrounds it, which, albeit fascinating, beckons some confusion as to who, or better yet, what we are. Knowledge liberates. Understanding the world and the universe creates greater bonds of empathy and respect with everything around us, allowing us to better understand our place in the cosmos.
The book that inspired this song
The greek philosopher Eratosthenes was, to our knowledge, the first man to prove that there is no such thing as “the firmament”, that the Earth orbits the sun, and that the stars are actually other suns, possibly with other Earths orbiting them. Along with Galileo, Copernicus, all the way to Newton, Einstein and Hawking, the great journey of human understanding carries on uncovering the secrets of the Universe, from the quark to the possibility of a multiverse, and whatever lies beyond.
The Big Bang, namely the singularity theory, and the discovery of the relationship between time and space, beckon the corrolary stating that God was unnecessary for the creation of the Universe, further enforcing that via the fact that Time did not exist before the the Universe. The power of science and knowledge are enough to kill a god just by existing. And that’s the power we should harness to become more than what we are.
Thor and his flying charriot pulled by the goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr
Before, in our collective imaginations, Thor would fly throughout the entire world on the back of his magical wagon, in his hands the might of lightning and thunder. Apollo would heal incurable diseases with a simple touch. In the great three abrahamic religions, Jaweh had knowledge about the whole world at his grasp. Now, the average human flies accross the world, greatly benefits from the miraculous evolution of modern medicine, and has the entirety of human knowledge, literally, in the palm of his hands.
Thus Mankind evolves, at its own pace, into the deities it once worshipped, banishing obscurantism via the spirit of the Promethean myth, bringing fire unto itself. We are no longer mere humans, but something more, and still aspire to take the throne of Gods.
From ape to man, titan to god. From Homo erectus to Homo sapiens, and from modern humans to Harari’s Homo deus. The horizon of human knowledge is everlasting, boundless, a neverending journey who requires no destination, as its value is intrinsic.
May we set the skies ablaze, and as the flames subside, gaze in awe at the vastness of the Universe's Everlasting Horizons - with all its wonders and horrors.
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