Recently it came to my attention that the most powerful men on Earth are compiling all of the world's books into an hyper-compressed storage system to be sent into space. Their thinking is this: if our world collapses, aliens might learn of our civilization by accessing this library.
When I heard it I laughed and laughed. How ridiculous! A library on human civilization without your photograph in it. How can anyone understand what it means to be a man if they have never seen your smile?