It is indeed scary. Now the freedom to record history is given to everyone, and that is a big responsibility.
I think when the people of the future look back they're going to have a much better understanding of our time period. There going to see an age of cold facts melt into opinions, perspectives, thoughts and expression. Every one of us is now a reporter, we each can choose how history remembers us and our environment, not simply by measurements but by feelings. Its an exciting time to be alive.
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."