We discussed how each generation is getting dumber and dumber, ours included.
We completely accept that we are not as intellegent or enterprising as the generation previous.
Every generration seems to have the same complaint about the generation that follows; "These kids today!"
And it is 100% completely true.
Some may argue that "our generation has some really smart folks who made some incredible discoveries and advances blah blah blah"
Yeah, but so did the generation before you and they were way more awesome than whatever you have to show. Whatever you did to invent facebook will never be more awesome than shooting a man into space with such limited resources.
It just won't.
But this brought our conversation around to the realization of the reason that we must pass on.
If we didn't die, then we would all be killed by the previous generations who could no longer deal with our stupidity. They would not be able to handle it and they would wipe us all out.
If I had to go 2 or 3 hundred years watching the downward spiral of intelligence that I am currently wittnessing, then yes, I too would want to save the future generations from themselves by wiping them out.
So we must die in order for the human race to continue on, whether or not that means becoming the most stupid beings of all time.