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skztr t1_jdq4mon wrote

While I have also been dwelling on such thoughts lately and have a whole list of possibilities:

If we assume that only humans are conscious (maybe a big ask, but if not then "just being human at all" is so unlikely that "being one of the last humans" is trivial), and assume that we are among the last humans, then your odds are indeed unlikely: about one in ten.

There are a lot of humans right now, compared to throughout human history.


0002millertime t1_jdrk65i wrote

If we look at what are your odds of being a human alive at any particular time, though, then being alive right now has the highest chance. There are more humans alive right now than at any other single time point in the history of the universe.