Was it not Richard Feynman who said,
The American Civil War will fade into provincial insignificance in comparison with this important scientific event of the same decade
when referring to Maxwell’s equations? I wonder what the politics of this age will pale in comparison to. After all, a couple of hundred people being shot dead or a heritage building being damaged does not even warrant for public spending that may pull someone or something out of recession.
What I wouldn’t give to take a two day tour of the Earth in 2500.