I remember watching a movie. I think it was 'Red Planet.' There was one point were the philosopher guy says that if the Earth were to be destroyed then the human race would have meant nothing. This upset me because I don't think it is true. If I believed that then I would have no reason to live. I believe that life means something now. The universe will continue just fine with or without humanity. It doesn't owe us anything. We should make the best of what time we live in with respect for those that came before us and those that will come after. If seeing the universe revealed is what motivates you then why wait until the year 7000 for it? Do your part in your own life so that others can benefit sooner. And on the same note, don't take for granted the knowledge and technology that we have now.
Sorry, not upset at you. Just that line in that movie really upset me because it totally negates everything that comes before or after the present.