Your shadow on Mars
Yes, it’s your shadow.
Every made object is a crystallized thought. A human thinks it, builds it, and that thought is forever after an object in the world with mass, form — an idea made permanent.
And every machine is crystallized intention. We know what we want to do, what actions we want to take place; and we take raw matter, and teach to to enact — and there it stands, there it moves, there it goes, to Mars.
When our eyes can’t see far enough, we build new eyes.
When our bodies can’t travel the distance, we make new bodies, and fill them with our thoughts and intentions, give them new eyes, and new voices.
Our eyes, our voices, our curiosity.
That’s your shadow on Mars.