The Anthropocene as defined in the lecture is the “geological time during which human activity is considered to be the dominant influence on the environment, climate, and ecology of the earth.” A quote given by Stewart Brand that intrigued me in particular was “we are as gods and we might as well get good at it”. With the rapid rate of change that the earth has experienced due to humans, it is not surprising that some have compared our impact to that of a god. Humans have constantly adapted and invented new things such as cars, tools, weaponry, and cell phones. With new inventions come new needs and expectations. If the car was never invented, things such as going to the store if you forgot eggs would be much more problematic, especially if you lived far away from the store. With such developments and human contact infiltrating the majority if not all of the earth, people have argued that the concept of ‘nature’ alone has disappeared and has been replaced by human construction. Can anything truly be natural anymore? The one thing that has been constant in the world’s history is change. According to today’s science, the world was very physically different when it first came to be than today’s image of the earth. Yes, humans do change the surface of the earth, but the surface has been changing forever. Human creation will live on for a very long time. Is this time of human impact just part of the natural ever-changing course of the earth, or is change impossible in the future we are creating?