1. The Known Universe by AMNH
The American Museum of Natural History has created an amazing video to show the known universe from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the space to the afterglow of the Big Bang.
2. What if the Universe is a Computer Simulation? – Computerphile
Phil Moriarty explains how a few simple rules can generate complexity. If fundamental particles are just bits, could we be living in a computer simulation?
3. The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)
This video summarizes the Fermi paradox with amazing graphics. With billions of stars in the Milky Way that are billions of year older, and about 20% of them are estimated to have a habitable planet, why the Earth is not colonized, or at least visited? Where is everyone?
- Watch Part 2 here
- Fermi Paradox – Wikipedia
- Excellent article about the Fermi Paradox by Wait But Why
4. The Pale Blue Dot – THE SAGAN SERIES
“On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.” – Carl Sagan
5. Cosmos – Carl Sagan – 4th Dimension
We live in a three-dimensional world. Imagine there exist a 4th dimension. You can’t see things and creatures beyond 3 dimension, but they can see us.
6. Is Anything Real?
Is the World real? Everything that we know is created inside our brain. You cannot know realism is true. You can only believe.
7. The existence of superintelligence
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how the mere 1% difference in DNA between human and chimpanzee makes us think that we are much more superior intellectually than chimpanzees. Imagine there’s life that is also 1% different from us. Maybe quantum mechanics could be intuitive to their toddlers! They probably won’t even bother to communicate with us, just like how we never thought of communicating with other animals and expecting a real response.
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke
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