So, here’s the problem: we’ve mapped space, we’ve mapped ocean currents, we’ve mapped the wind. We’re mapping the human genome, and we’ve mapped the vast majority of our evolutionary path from primordial ooze to NASCAR fan, and all the way up to human being. We’ve even, it seems, spent a great deal of time mapping out Middle Earth.
If there’s one thing that is quite obvious, it’s that we, as a species, like to draw things out and figure out where the hell we are in the grand scheme of things. Usually, that results in us realizing that we are naught but an insignificant speck in the grand scheme of things. But we’ve proved that with science, so that makes us feel proud of ourselves, if only for a moment.
What do we need to map out next?