When we go on long car trips, I frequently find myself staring out the window at the forests and green space along the interstate highway and wondering what the world would look like if we weren’t here.

What if humans had never paved billions of miles of roads or dammed up the rivers or built mammoth concrete cities or prevented the peninsula from becoming an island?  How long would it take nature to completely erase us?

I thought that envisioning a post-apocalyptic or (early settler’s) wild world was just some weird preoccupation of my own, but turns out…I’m not alone in my morbid curiosity.

Check out this 4-minute film and see exactly what would happen if humans disappeared today: