Next time you’ve got a little time to kill, spend four minutes watching this new short film, Wanderers. The piece was created by Swedish animation artist Erik Wernquist and examines what the Universe holds beyond Earth’s atmosphere and even beyond our solar system. Wernquist pairs astonishing visuals with narration by the astronomy GOAT Carl Sagan (from an audio recording of Sagan’s book, “Pale Blue Dot“). The result is a pretty epic, albeit short, look at what it might look like when humanity finally makes that next leap from near-space exploration to Universe colonization. Whether a Manifest Destiny approach to the Universe is good, bad, inevitable, or all-of-the-above will long be up for debate, but hopefully there’s more Wanderers-type work to come from Wernquist. We can all benefit from increased insight and discussion of the future. I, for one, can’t get enough of this stuff.