and in the future-seems-bleak category, we have the sun looking like a flaming cosmic curse about to strike down on the ugly industrial township that has become much of this planet. so hot, its brightest core is invisible to the human or camera eye. every factory chimney and electricity tower will burn white hot. witnessing it will be impossible, pictures will have large gaping dark holes. at the end, it will be not darkness but light that will defeat us.