Hi guys I'm new here!
I have this weird problem. I don't know if I am at the right place to discuss this, or perhaps a psychology forum might be a better choice. But since it is space related I thought I would give it a go here.
I have this recurring fear and anxiety of the end of the world. Not in the sense that it is imminent, or short term; global warming, wars etc.. or anything I would personally witness, because I certainly won't be around for it.
It has more to do with the evolution of the sun, as the luminosity of the sun increases it will eventually make life on earth unsustainable, or as the star expands even swallow earth.
The thing that worries me and keeps me up all night at times is that humans don't seem to care about this at all.
If everything we know has an end, and nothing lasts forever, the same is true for our planet. So why is there so little global effort to develop technologies enabling our species to travel space outside of our solar system and possibly one day settle in another planetary system?
I know 600 million yeas (for when the real trouble starts) is a long time. But considering the challenges, we should get a move on?!
It really makes me sad, a glass of wine helps sometimes to calm me a bit. But it is still a horrible feeling.
Can anyone relate or am I a nutjob?