I might very well be remembered 100 years from now, if I have grandkids or whatnot. Or maybe if I do something famous or infamous. However, in the end, none of it matters at all. I'm sure a random Egyptian farmer had a nice life, a family, a cozy hut, and so forth, but in the end, he's completely and utterly forgotton, and the only possible trace of his existance might be some genes passed on through generations. But these would be so diluted that its impossible to trace them back to a single individual. So, there was no real lasting point to his life, at least in the western theistic sense where every individual is somehow important. I'm sure in 4,000AD, no one will have a clue as to who I was, and my bones would have long since turned to dust, and any and all achievements I did would have been long since forgotton...unless I went ahead and started WWIII or something, and there were some survivors. Fast forward even longer when Sol is red and dying, this very planet slow roasting in the outer layers of a dying star's atmosphere. My existance will have utterly no impact then, with absolutely no lasting significance. Another trip in the time machine, and the night sky is slowly going dark, stars blinking out one by one as all of the hydrogen is used up and no more stars are forming. Slowly but inexorably, space becomes utterly black and cold, with just cold spherical objects floating around in the deep void. Eventually, entire galaxies will go dark. But before that happens, the night sky will become very empty as galaxies move so far apart that they cannot see each other, and each island becomes completely isolated. So, nothing I do will matter one bit at such a time, except maybe to move a few atoms around for some decades, only to have them reabsorbed back into the planet in some fashion or another, either through the ecosystem or geology or whatnot. Its kind of nice not having such a huge burden on one's shoulders, such as having to fight some battle of good vs evil to save the universe, or whatnot. Enjoy life while you're still breathing, but don't take it too seriously, because in the end, everything is completely pointless. Thank you. That has been my pointless ramble for the night.