Some 5 or 6 or 7 billion years from now, the Sun will become a red giant star and will engulf the orbits of Mercury and Venus and probably the Earth. The Earth then would be inside the Sun, and some of the problems that face us on this particular day will appear, by comparison, modest.On the other hand, since it is 5,000 or more million years away, it is not our most pressing problem. It is, though, worth bearing in mind. It has theological implications. - Carl Sagan, Master of Understatement
'Machadaynu' was from an excellent UK comedy called "Look Around You" which was taking the p out of such TV programmes as "Tomorrows World" which I grew up with. Tomorrows World featured science, inventions and innovations of the future, hardly any of which ever made it into everyday life.
If you can find it, take a look at 'The Mighty Boosh' which is on our screens at the moment.
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.