In our puny life times, we think of a couple of thousand years as a long time and that is not so surprising given the short span of our lives, usually less than a hundred rides on the merry-go-round and that’s it, you’re done.
Look at our history, a mere 500 generations back our grandfathers were just learning the art of growing food. Ten thousand generations back and we had only just become a clearly defined species in our own right, so how could we appreciate the passage of say, a million years?
If we struggle with a million, then let’s pretend that today is about a third of the way through the life of the universe. The Sun and the Earth are still six thousand million years in the future. Let’s just think about that again, not one million or a hundred million, but six thousand million years in the future. That’s when our Sun and Earth will come into existence.
This poses an enormous risk to nuclear power plants world-wide which could undergo melt down at any moment.
Nuclear weapons could likewise spontaneously explode. If the earth is only a few thousand years old, we need to shut down all nuclear related activities and remove global positioning from all aircraft and that’s just for starters.
Light must be able to go much faster at times and at any moment we could lose access to all our technology, mobile phones, computers and global positioning would collapse.