This is my first topic post here so be gentle. I have a problem with the meaning of life. I don't mean my life, I know that my life on its own is pretty pointless anyway. What I am talking about is the meaning of the string of lives that make the intelligent existance of our universe throughout time. One day the universe will expand and burn out, or maybe scientists were wrong and it will collapse on itself. Either way all life will cease to exist. I can think of a few ways where life may have long term value: 1. Time travel is proven possible and intelligent life in our universe can figure it out. 2. Intelligent life within our universe can create self perpetuating power generation sources. 3. An afterlife universe exists (eg: heaven).