Fossils or alternative of life

A mysterious fossil specimen that has been in London’s Natural History Museum for decades has been identified as most likely coming from a dinosaur that lived about 245 million years ago – 10 to 15 million years earlier than any previously discovered examples.
The researchers believe the creature named Nyasasaurus probably was about the size of a Labrador dog.
It is funny how we assume that something is a scientific fact with approximate mistake of 5 mln. years and on the other hand all of our history as biological species (Homo and even Australopithecus) is far away from such period of existence. And after all why are we so fascinated by fossils in scientific and economical plan, but can’t look at the present or try to predict the near future? According to the UN data, there are close to 25% of human beings, on the same planet that we inhabit, without access to electricity. With today’s technology of renewable energy sources, allowing us to power on even the remotest part of any continent, it is hard to imagine that few cities could consume more electricity than a whole continent or several millions could use more electricity than several hundred millions, but it is fact. So, next time when I turn the lights on, I’ll think about Nyasasaurus and the period of time this species survived.