Highlight text to annotate itX
MAN: Little more advanced, but basically the same thing.
Well, when I say the same thing, completely different
because of the geological, but, you know –
INTERVIEWER: By advanced, you mean,
human society advancement?
MAN: Uh-hmm. I think similar to any national park,
it’s going to be the same as long as we maintain it
and make sure that we do all the right things,
and basically, go forward from there.
Make sure we maintain the park,
don’t let people do bad things,
and it’ll be there for generations.
BOY: It would probably be a lot smaller because
more people will have to, like, live around here.
And like, some may like cut down part of the forest
so they have wood, and build on top of it for farmland
so they can have food to eat.
GIRL: I think that there might be less …
INTERVIEWER: So there’d be fewer boardwalks,
and sidewalks, and things.
GIRL: You wouldn’t get to see as many things
because you couldn’t go on the boardwalk.
WOMAN: Ahh, because we learned that they might
have to move the boardwalks, didn’t we?
Because the ground is getting so hot.
WOMAN: I would honestly hope that
I would have the chance to come 500 years
from now just to see what people
have done with the park in terms of how they
are interpreting the features, and the
cultural and natural history of the place.
And to kind of, maybe see if there have been
any unique geological changes with the caldera.
With the population of the United States
kind of changing how other people incorporate
national parks into their heritage
and history as well.
MAN: Hopefully it will still be here.
WOMAN: No, it’s not 500 – Well,
it’ll still be here. There will just be more things.
It’s going to be constantly changing.
INTERVIEWER: Okay, so we’ll still have a good park,
a good park experience?
WOMAN: Oh yeah, I’m not saying it’s going to be gone.
I’m just saying it’s going to be –
MAN: The volcano goes again,
it’s going to be a different experience.
WOMAN: I don’t think the volcano is going that soon.
MAN: It’s due.
WOMAN: Ehh, yeah, yeah.
INTERVIEWER: Can you imagine 500 years from now
coming back? Can you imagine what be like to
visit this park 500 years from now?
WOMAN: Sort of, because England is getting that way
so quickly. It would be a lot more
built up around the park.
And where we stayed last night
in an RV site, you can imagine
that would be enormous.
The people that would be around here,
unfortunately would be spoiling all of the walkways
and things like that.
And people would want to see it.
And you would have more people from worldwide,
because the world gets a smaller place. Isn’t it?
INTERVIEWER: But the experience of actually being
in the park and walking around in this setting,
do you have a sense of what it might be like
here deep into the park?
WOMAN: Well, hopefully you would
try and keep it unchanged.
That would be great, yeah.