"We are compelled to travel into the future. And that’s because the arrow of time dictates that as each moment passes, things change. And once these changes have happened, they are never undone. Permanent change is a fundamental part of what it means to be human. I mean, we all age as the years pass by: people are born, they live, they die. I suppose it’s part of the joy and tragedy of our lives. But out there in the universe, those grand and epic cycles appear eternal and unchanging, but that’s an illusion. See, in the life of the universe, just as in our lives, everything is irreversibly changing."
Wonders of the Universe