Imagining the Future
In the future, and in the event of some global cataclysm, we can imagine that some human would be wondering in the wilderness. They would be a survivor from a pocket community, exploring the landscape that remained and was in the process of renewing itself. Such a human, would be concerned with day to day survival, but also thinking about how they could rebuild the human future, so that we could once again move from a hunter-gatherer to an agricultural-farming community, where free time was available to study nature, science and the world at large and learn how to build a better civilized society. The painting below, imagines such a scene, where the Apkallu artefact is found on a remote beach, and its engraved knowledge looked upon with curiosity and awe.
Watercolour painting by K. F. Long