Not that I’m particularly in a hurry to see the extinction of Homo sap (a.k.a. Pan narrans), but there is something absolutely fascinating about the idea of human beings disappearing from the planet. It isn’t necessary to think that we’re some sort of “cancer” or “virus” to wonder what would happen if humanity disappeared. Watching New York city turning into wilderness in I Am Legend was thrilling, scary and poignant all at once.

That makes the History Channel’s documentary Life After People something worth watching, if you can find it.