Thousands of years from now, what will we think about the biggest events in modern history? Sam Kean wrote recently on 3quarksdaily on this issue:
Read the article. It will change your idea of what really is permanent on this planet over the long term.
This assumes that we will escape various forms of robot, zombie, asteroid, climate-change and/or Malthusian Armageddon that could easily crop up in the intervening time. Hmm, I should start a betting pool. Takers?
3quarksdaily: Will the Manhattan Project Always Exist?