In the vastness of space and immensity of time, the chance of you happening as you, is one in 400 billion. And, that is no joke. Think about it. Ask any scientist and he/she will validate it. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” And that is the reason why you always carry this feeling of emptiness, a sense of always being a part of something; not very sure what that is. I believe that is because, the whole cosmos comes together to make you, you in your contemporaneous glory and the ratio of that happening is 1:400,000,000,000
“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
Design, architecture and technology merged to bring this mysterious sensation within the grasp of our immediate touch. It takes fearless humility to accept the vastness of this universe. The most effective way, I believe, even to comprehend it, is using the scientific and technological tools that are available at our disposal. Though science is in a state of unfading revolution, always subject to revision and never envisioning the complete reality, it does give you "successive approximations of reality."
Skip Traffic, Traverse Space and Time in a Roadside Mini-Universe
"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them."