We begin in 2019 and journey exponentially by time, witnessing the way forward for Earth, the loss of life of the solar, the top of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, attainable future civilizations, exploding black holes, the consequences of darkish power, alternate universes, the ultimate destiny of the cosmos – to call a couple of.
This can be a image of the longer term as painted by fashionable science – an image that may absolutely evolve over time as we dig for extra clues to how our story will unfold. A lot of the science could be very current – and new puzzle items are nonetheless ready to be discovered.
To me, this overhead view of time provides a profound perspective – that we live inside the recent flash of the Massive Bang, the right second to soak within the sights and sounds of a universe in its glory days, earlier than all of it fades away. Though the top will ultimately come, now we have a sensible infinity of time to play with if we play our playing cards proper. The longer term might look bleak, however now we have huge potential as a species.
That includes the voices of David Attenborough, Craig Childs, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Mike Rowe, Phil Plait, Janna Levin, Stephen Hawking, Sean Carroll, Alex Filippenko, and Martin Rees.
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