What is the furthest one human being has ever been from every other living person? Were they lonely?
Bryan J. McCarter
Surely this one is easier than Randall makes it out to be. Just take the first human being1. Then the answers are (1) infinity, and (2) probably not.
The astronaut quotes were interesting, though. I wonder, for how long were they separated from every other human being? Minutes, hours, days?
1Sure, argue about what counts as a "human being". Still, no matter what your definition is, there was almost certainly a first one.