I know this is a question that brings in every other existential factor into consideration . But is also a question that each of us thought at some point , no ? So what do you guys think where do we come from ? Do you strongly believe that we all have a purpose or we just here by a random chance . This was a question also in the latest Dan Brown “Origin “. Disclaimer : not a huge fan of the book , very mediocre. But the point he put across was very thought provoking, where are we going ? What is the end of all this ? Are we evolving into a new species , a million years from now are we going to be known as the ancient man ? Earth is 4.5 billion years old , life came into existence around 3 billion years ago . And us the humans (all categories) have been around for a mere 200,000 years , like minute fraction of time . Do you think the dinosaurs went extinct, just so the slate could be cleaned for a intelligent race like us ? May be bought in PODs from a distant planet - just like on Ancient Aliens ? But the human intelligence has propelled in the last 200 Years , just as an example - steam cars to autopilot , 1000sqft processors to Micro chip of x ghz . Is there something to it ? Or does it just even out on the time line ? With ever expanding universe , we should surely have some distant cousins out there , what a waste of space otherwise , no ?