What if we were ants and ants were us. Personally, I think that'd be a great, intriguing title for a book, but.... back to the point. What if we were? From either a philosophical viewpoint or other... The thought came from taking a step back and looking at 'us' [myself included] ... societally, as a whole. as an entity. a being. between the wars. plague. drama. debt. the 1%, drought. political thievery and the ice capades ( shout out to george carlin, rip ) ... all petty shit in the grand scheme of things right? This certainly isn't it. Can't be. Then, I looked up - at the stars. I was stressed the fuck out man. Disclaimer: I didn't look at the stars till later that night of course. I thought how petty is all this shit we're going through, this can't be it. What if I'm really an ant., like.... those ants are... down there. WTF? OK, so I'm a god, (keep religion out for minute) sort of, to a bunch of 'ants' ? Nah.... Here's where the idea kinda went left. What am I supposed to be learning here? If we were [are] ants, and arts were us. *see that? What's the next logical step? How do we get there collectively? Which is leading to another idea for a crowd sourced way of asking those god like questions, like how do you find the edge of space? ( credit due to OP ) (questions some of us find [y]ourselves asking) and tackling them..., BUT not so much in the way we do it now, from the viewpoint of... us being us and ants being ants., because what if we used the ants to help us collectively get to that next logical step. Does that make sense? Either way, far many a book have written off of crazier shit.