What is the virus of Earth?
The other day, I was watching The Matrix (I’m a bit too late, but whatever) and I noticed a special thing in the film.
There’s this scene where a dude talks about how humanity is like a virus to the planet.
That sounded kind of outrageous at first, but when I listened more and thought about it, I couldn’t help but conclude that we’re exactly like a virus!
Before you get on your high horse, let me explain.
Let’s start with the basics, what’s a virus? A virus (in science) is a microorganism of sort that feeds of other hosts and multiplies inside the host until it’s consumed it completely. A virus in a computer is also the same thing.
Similarly, humans feed off earth, multiply on earth and consume all of its resources.
I mean, what have we given to earth that doesn’t benefit us humans as a whole?
You could say that environmental activists are “benefiting earth selflessly”, but isn’t their work more like returning Earth what we have irrationally stolen?
And isn’t their environmental work geared more towards the survival of humans rather than “helping out the planet”?
Because earth was a much greener place when we weren’t around.
Whatever we have brought about: civilization, technology, music, all it does is provide us humans comfort.
Day by day we keep increasing, consuming whatever the planet has in store for us or not for us.
In many science fictions about robots, it is shown that they want to kill all of humanity because they see us as a threat.
And then the superheroes save the day from the “oh so evil robots” and “peace is restored.”
But aren’t we technically the evil ones? We’re destroying nature for creating these robots altogether.
I can’t say for you, but I think that we’re the worst thing to happen to earth.
But you know what I’ve learnt from all this?
Ignorance is bliss. Life’s too short.
I mean come on, we gotta survive. But we still need to put up an effort to pull up earth from the impending crisis of global warming.
It is pretty evident from the rising levels of global warming and all the buzz about our planet getting warmer.
But I’m not here to give you a lecture on global warming. If you want a lecture, go Google it.
I’m just here to share one of my thoughts.
So, what do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Tell me why in the comments below.
Share this post if you liked it and go read a book or something. See how long you last, I bet you have a short attention span.