This story caught my attention for a very specific reason.
We haven’t seen nor are we able to see anything beyond a mere fraction of the universe. For someone to think that they can “map the universe” is probably one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.
The scientist clearly has no idea of scope. This is the same situation as “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
We literally have no idea how big the universe actually is because we are severely limited by our ability to view everything from this spinning ball we all inhabit.
You can’t map something you can’t see.
I’m not even sure we can map our own galaxy very accurately. I’m sure mis-applying Einstein’s theory of relativity doesn’t help matters either.
It would be interesting to get a chance to see where we are scientifically 1000 years from now. If we survive as a species that is.
I think the odds are against us. As long as we keep killing each other aliens will probably stay away and we’ll just end up killing ourselves off.
We’re probably not the first civilization that did it and I’m sure we won’t be the last.