We live in an epoch characterised as the Anthropocene, in which the impact of our species on the planet is analogous to the forces of nature such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In our quest for food, fodder, fibre and energy, we have fouled the atmosphere, warmed our planet, degraded our soils, polluted our water systems, cleared forests and savannas and exterminated animals and fishes.
We have conquered space. With airplanes we have put time and distance in chains. Today, you have more computing power in your smartphone than the Apollo Guidance Computer, which provided computation and electronic interfaces for guidance, navigation and control of Apollo 11.