New Scientist brings us a smart look at our chances for the next 100,000 years (via The Awl):
They're optimistic about survival. I am too. I'm sure the world will look nothing like we're used to then, but humans are hard to kill off. We'll be here, probably wrapped in a mix of stupid and awesome that we have always been. The question is, can we tip it far enough toward 'awesome' to make sure we all have a decent quality of life?