Remember Your Insignificance at

Remember Your Insignificance at

Sometimes we all need to be reminded how small our place in the universe really is. And that is the single purpose of

Using colorful graphics on a sliding rectangular scale, the website starts by showing the current day as a square, then compares it with the month, then year, century, and so on. It continues on to show epochs, eons, the beginning of life, oxidation, and other landmarks of the evolution of life and matter. It persistently shows a sliver for “today” for reference’s sake, but really, it should probably be invisible by the time you get to the millennium, if not sooner.

This website can really put things in perspective. It can remind us how short and valuable our time is, and that we shouldn’t waste one minute of it. Now, excuse me while I go watch Weekend at Bernie’s II.

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