Two hundred million years from now, this vigorous, productive planet will be consumed in the expansion of the sun.
As Leslie Paul wrote in Annihilation of Man:
All life will die, all mind will cease, and it will all be as if it had never happened. That, to be honest, is the goal to which evolution is traveling, that is the benevolent’ end of the furious living and furious dying….All life is no more than a match struck in the dark and blown out again.
David Eagleman in Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
Song: “Eternal Life” by Jeff Buckley