I could potentially be a sea-level canal
So, lose some weight? I guess?
presumably the tech has improved.
Yeah, I guess you could presume. Or, you could try reading all both sentences in TFS. I'll go ahead and spoil the surprise: they're night vision!
Does every stupid ass thing people say now make a "story"?
You must be new here.
And a more than a century hence we will have finished cleaning up our pigsty.
I think it's wildly optimistic humans will still be alive in a hundred years.
"I just want to be a good engineer." -- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, concluding his keynote speech at the 1988 AppleFest