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Earth Over The Next Billion Years

  • Published on Mar 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Our lifespans might feel like a long time by human standards, but to the Earth it's the blink of an eye. Even the entirety of human history represents a tiny slither of the vast chronology for our planet. We often think about geological time when looking back into the past, but today we look ahead. What might happen on our planet in the next billion years?
    Written and presented by Prof David Kipping, edited by Jorge Casas.
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  • ItsameDrew
    ItsameDrew 2 months ago +648

    I love this channel so much. I love how Prof. Kipping can lend his voice to almost any scientific topic, from planet formations to cases like this where he dips into anthropology. We're lucky to live in a time where we can learn from such incredible speakers basically for free. Thank you Mr Kipping.

    • ToBeOrNotToBe
      ToBeOrNotToBe Month ago

      Just found this channel. Best video I have watched for a long time.

    • JakubP
      JakubP Month ago

      “You complete me” …smh

    • carl krebs
      carl krebs Month ago

      a truly great man.........i enjoy david attenborough as well

    • Cuvtixo
      Cuvtixo Month ago +1

      @JDGlove I wonder if he smokes pot like Mr. Sagan? Many of the best minds do!

  • Stan Youngers
    Stan Youngers 2 months ago +127

    Professor Kipping has a gift for story telling, and each time I listen to him, he has what a story to tell!

    • calitaco
      calitaco Month ago +6

      He is definitely the wordsmith!

  • ewganhoff
    ewganhoff Month ago +31

    That writing, that narration, that love for humanity and it's yearning for knowledge, all mixed with a double portion of existential dread. Amazing. Thank you, Dr Kipping, you are a gift.

  • Joel S
    Joel S Month ago +92

    Honestly I think Cool Worlds is the best channel I've ever been subscribed to. These videos delve so deep into the pondering thoughts I frequently have in such a profound way. Thank you Professor Kipping!

  • superhawk20002
    superhawk20002 Month ago +18

    Sometimes the reality of our future makes me inherently sad... like the ending of a good book or tv series. Other times I find it peaceful knowing it all comes to an end. These videos always make me think about the bigger questions of life, but more importantly they make me talk to others (esp my young children) about the most diverse topics. Thank you

  • Tim Bresnahan
    Tim Bresnahan Month ago +26

    Wow, this is one of the most mind provoking, logical assessments of where we are in this frame of time. Well done!

  • Tyler Perkins
    Tyler Perkins 2 months ago +32

    I only wish I had more capability to boost this channel. Everyone needs to be introduced to these topics and you continuously provide exceptionally thoughtful content. Thanks again

    • Denny Smith
      Denny Smith Month ago +2

      When I connect with other people on various social media, I always give a link to CW if I think they'd feel engaged by it.

    • Daniel Verberne
      Daniel Verberne Month ago +2

      I agree with you saying that 'everyone needs to be introduced to these topics', because I have a sense that many people who might not have normally considered themselves into these 'big questions' can nonetheless engage with them and be curious about them. While it's undeniable that aspects of many of the sciences are complex and not all people are going to be able to engage at the technical level (myself included), the advantage about the Cool Worlds stuff is that (by and large), the emphasis is less on the scientific minutiae and more on posing and reflecting on some of the big questions that arguably concern us all. Just as science 'belongs' and is 'owned' by no one and by everyone, so too I see all of these 'big questions' as being essentially humanity's questions, for everyone to consider and ponder. Even if science does manage to eventually provide some semblance of answers to some of these questions (such as possibly finding a second genesis of life somewhere), it will never fully close the book of questions and as such I think there will always be room for individuals to pose their own answers, or just as good - to pose new questions.

  • Bear Weiter
    Bear Weiter Month ago +10

    I love all of your work, and especially the videos that explore these big “what if” and “what’s next” type questions.
    For me, that’s one of the joys of roleplaying games (particularly the tabletop kind), where you can delve into a new world or a different time, with friends, and journey through a shared experience together. All while exploring these kinds of big thoughts.

  • Sylvester Dzimiri
    Sylvester Dzimiri 2 months ago +17

    Prof. Kipping never disappoints. This is the only channel where I check if a new video is up even though I have notifications up!

  • Gary Seven
    Gary Seven Month ago +9

    You Sir are a Poet.
    Your narration here is beautiful, thought provoking and inspirational.
    This channel never fails to deliver on so many levels and this edition
    was outstanding, successfully conveying so much in a mere fifteen minutes.
    Look at us now, we must evolve or become extinct by our own hand. Our
    propensity to wage wars of ever increasing destruction and misery seems
    to be our deepest default setting, an evolutionary Dead End.

  • Shawn
    Shawn 2 months ago +81

    That was just so deep. So true, a BILLION years and we're a flicker in our entire evolution. It's mind-blowing to even contemplate what even 1 million years from now. 50,000 years will be, let alone a billion. It's an on-going movie we only play a small part of, before the next scenes come and we're not around to participate in. Hopefully, this movie never has an end no matter what Human derived species come next (until the Universe itself ends...).

    • Intasar Batool
      Intasar Batool Month ago

      @DGr Uh huh, what??

    • DGr
      DGr Month ago

      @Intasar Batool Uh huh

    • Intasar Batool
      Intasar Batool Month ago

      @DGr OK listen buddy. You yourself talked with misinformation first, saying that polytheistic societies had any connection with the simulation hypothesis, and based on that you believed that simulation hypothesis is correct. I explained to you that how its not the case. I spoke on facts.
      And I told you that a God is beyond His creation and is no way "attached" to it. You said that a monotheistic God is called He/Him, and not They/Them, because ancient societies were patriarchal. Now you think monotheistic God should be called "They/Them" because you are influenced by your OWN society. Plus so many "genders" we suddenly have(never had before in thousands of years) of which that are called "They/Them" are still humans. You can not put God in the same frame as humans or any THING.
      Also, what's wrong with a patriarchal society?? Even today, mostly men are running the societies around the world. The way you mentioned "patriarchal society" gives me the impression that you have been influenced my todays media and the gender issues rising, etc.
      And I wasn't laughing at the concepts I disagree with, I was just giggling at the example I gave in response to the concepts, because I was trying to explain to you that God is not attached to His creation. Just like the baker is not a cake himself. And so we can not "make" gods out of the natural phenomenon we see, in this regard there are still ignorant people even today. They just can't fathom that God is beyond His creation and insist on god having a physical shape or features, and so; many number of gods.
      I did not make any speculations, I only made logical arguments, and based on logic, science and common sense, I said that God has to be one. Because that seems to be the logical conclusion. And the Abrahamic religions teach us about one true God, so it seems that they are correct. If you have any logical or scientific reasoning for polytheism, I'd love to hear from you. Tell me WHY Abrahamic religions are just hypothesis in that regard? You didn't give me ANY good reasoning so far.

    • DGr
      DGr Month ago +1

      @Intasar Batool That is an insane amount of mental gymnastics, misinformation, and assumptions you just made. Gaslighting both myself, and tens of thousands of years of ancient cultures.
      I for sure agree that if there was a monotheistic God they would be genderless. However, the Abrahamic God is called He/Him, and not They/Them, because ancient Judean society, and most societies over the course of our history, were heavily patriarchal.
      And yes, many of those polytheistic religions were based around nature and astronomy, because those are extraordinary concepts we still to this day barely understand, and thus always have and always will associate with a greater power.
      But, as soon as you start calling people and cultures you've never met ignorant fools, laughing at concepts you disagree with, and declare hardly provable claims as facts that "prove" God, while making no factual claims of your own, just zealous speculation, is where you lose me.
      Just so it's clear though, Abrahamic religions are just as much of a hypothesis as simulation theory. You are free to believe what you will.

  • Christine Bernchat
    Christine Bernchat 2 months ago +254

    Everything about this video is perfect, from the visuals to the soothing storyteller voice. But what Cool Worlds has that other channels don’t is a bonafide expert sharing his knowledge, and there’s simply no substitution for that.

    • Charlo Rivard
      Charlo Rivard Month ago +2

      What I actually love about him is that he's not afraid to say * I don't know * when the question has no clear answers.

    • Joe Bennett
      Joe Bennett Month ago +3

      @jrothwell2 Agreed, would love hour long videos but the wait between episodes would probably be much longer if they were . This is by far my favorite channel.

    • A Yashwanth👑
      A Yashwanth👑 Month ago +3

      Yes. An expert in a field sharing something on Clip-Share is amazing.

    • jrothwell2
      jrothwell2 2 months ago +7

      perfect except for being too short

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith Month ago +6

    Another thought provoking masterpiece. Never fail to make learning so interesting and enjoyable at the same time. I've watched some videos into double figures they're such easy listening.

  • Rio Chowdhury
    Rio Chowdhury Month ago +4

    Thank you for another wonderful episode.
    The idea for leaving something behind for future civilizations is very similar to the Start Track The Next Generation's Inner Light episode. In that episode a long dead civilization left behind a probe that helped captain of a starship experience in 25 minutes what is equivalent to a lifetime of one person in that lost civilization. This episode from professor Kipping reminded me of the same mind-space I experienced when I watched the Star Trek episode so long ago. And yet that episode was broadcasted only a fraction of a second ago when measured in a different calendar...
    Earth rotates on its axis at a speed of 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. This rotation gives us day and night. The Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.5 degrees. This creates four to six seasons. And finally, the Earth completes its orbit around the sun in 365.26 days. On average, we live 70-90 orbits of Earth around the sun. We remember events and our lives based on these repeating units. What would it be like if we did not live longer than a season? Then we would never know the difference between Winter and Spring. What would it be like if we lived longer and felt changes influenced by a wider orbit of the Sun around our Galaxy?
    By the time the Sun completes a circle around the Milky Way galaxy, the Earth would have completed 230 million orbits around the Sun. Or, in our language the Sun orbits around our galaxy in 230 million years. In this galactic calendar, Jurassic era when dinosaurs roamed ended as recently as the last season. The earth is only 16 years old, the Sun is 20 and the entire universe was formed 60 years ago
    According to this new galactic calendar the universe is not very old; we simply die too young.

  • Romanovskie
    Romanovskie 2 months ago +134

    As a backwoods redneck you would think I would be the last person to watch this channel. But nothing is further from the truth as I've been subbed for a long time. I love the content and subjects presented from Cool Worlds and Prof. Kipping presentation style and teaching makes it very enjoyable to watch. I love pondering about the universe, aliens, technology our existence and what the future may hold. Keep up the great work!

    • SomeSortOfDeliciousBiscuit
      SomeSortOfDeliciousBiscuit Month ago

      Wonder and curiousity is open to everyone for its own sake.

    • Cristina Taliani
      Cristina Taliani Month ago

      Maybe planetary evolution does not repeat itself-- in fact it may be a continuam that only goes forward.

    • Don Gately
      Don Gately Month ago +2

      Never sell yourself short just cuz you don’t fit neatly into an archetype.

  • Brandon Nye
    Brandon Nye Month ago +6

    I love every video you put out at Cool Worlds, and they are fantastic to watch during my long night shifts. Also perfect brain fuel to watch during study breaks while getting ready to start a physics PhD

  • Wrist Factor
    Wrist Factor Month ago +3

    Well done again David!!
    The most thought provoking video and channel in existence!!!
    I’ve been saying this for years!!! Although, not with such eloquence and consistency.
    Thank you.
    Now, and for the future of our future’s generation of history buffs, researching our present to predict their own future’s possibilities. If only we could see such a past in such a way as to be looking at our experience, that has yet to happen!
    Love it!

  • David Tarantino
    David Tarantino Month ago +4

    Professor i can't tell you how relaxing but existentially terrifying your videos are. I have your videos and the Why Files on a Playlist I play on my hour long commute to work. Thank you so much for such amazing content. You are amazing.

  • Mimi V
    Mimi V 2 months ago +43

    I'm so excited! So glad caught the notification. The depths of the information. The way he tells the stories of countless universes. How he can turn science into this beautiful thing that enters the conscious mind. Probes the deepest part of the curious brain. Just keeping you spellbound throughout the awesomeness. And then a feeling of loss when it comes to an end. Leaving you wanting more. Wishing he could keep talking forever. Taking you to the farthest reaches of the known universe and beyond.
    Thank you Professor for today's wondering journey.

    • Mazillius MashupGunz
      Mazillius MashupGunz Month ago +2

      @Zakalwe I mostly agree with this. We are a wonder, but wondrously flawed. Every aspect of us has this duality in both our biological workings and psychological workings/behavior. For example, our own immune system is absolutely mind bogglingly amazing. It protects us every second of every day and performs like it almost has a mind of its own, but yet it can easily over react causing allergies and even destroy healthy cells and even kill us. We as people and as a species are capable of incredibly beautiful things and selflessness, but also incredibly selfish and ugly destructive things. We are greedy to the point of destroying our planet and draining every last resource available even to the point of destroying our species' future and killing off other species in droves. Then we have those of us trying to save us all.

    • Zakalwe
      Zakalwe Month ago +3

      Never talk of humans as rats or cockroaches. That’s the terminology of extermination. There are too many people with that growing mindset about the human race, and most of them see themselves as above and apart from ‘the masses’. Humans are the Universe’s greatest wonder, NOT an infestation.

  • JBrett
    JBrett Month ago +3

    Thanks again for another thought provoking video David. When you think about the short time we have been on this earth and the scale of technological advancement we have seen, and that we are able to ask ourselves these questions, it makes me wonder if other intelligent earth creatures also ask similar questions? Thanks again your excellent work and I look forward next video.

  • Skip Houston
    Skip Houston 6 days ago +1

    Thank you for this video. Love your channel, but as someone who intensely inquisitive and always marvels at what humans will achieve next, this video, is like a form of meditation for me, pondering and being grateful that I get to live in age of such amazing advancement. My hope and belief, is that with the advancement of AI and quantum computing, we are only just at the beginning of a new revolution, that will transform our world and our lives over the coming decades in ways that we can only dream or barely conceive of today. Thanks again Professor Kipping.

  • Bendy Bruce
    Bendy Bruce 2 months ago +7

    I have memories of when I was a little boy when my stepfather Courtney trying to find the Christmas presents. He passed away last year, and it was strange to think of how someone that I thought would last forever, in truth, was just a warm breeze against my skin, to be washed away by the relentless passage of time. We are such an astonishing miracle, and all the more so, by the simple fact that we were not made to last. Appreciate every moment, because it took billions of years just to get here.

  • Harriet Harlow
    Harriet Harlow Month ago

    An absolutely exquisite video, stunning images with a narration that informs while being soothing and a soundtrack that does not intrude, but instead adds to enjoyment of the video. Thanks so much for uploading, Cool Worlds!!

  • Ryan253
    Ryan253 Month ago +1

    Absolutely one of the best channels on the universe. Easy to understand the most complex details of the universe and beyond. I'm a big fan! Wish cool worlds lab a excellent future! Kipping brilliant!

  • DogKiss
    DogKiss 2 months ago +40

    Oh yes. Perfect Friday evening video. And an incredibly intersting topic as usual! Thanks so much for making amazing content; it's much appreciated!

  • DGr
    DGr Month ago +1

    It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you can make me go from being highly depressed or apathetic, to incredibly hopeful and inspired. I mean, that's what being human is, the ups and the downs, and so you connect with us not only through knowledge, but through us being ourselves. And for free. Amazing.
    Looking forward to the next, thanks for being great.

  • Rook Silva
    Rook Silva Month ago

    Ya know what, I respect and absolutely love this content from Cool Worlds, tbh I love space and physics and all that, but really, this particular video really grasped me! I am truly impressed and will continue to keep watching your content whenever you release it! :)

  • necrosunderground
    necrosunderground Month ago

    I feel like I just listened to Carl Sagan, the way you narrated this video, Professor. Absolutely fantastic work! And a fascinating topic. We have to find a way to begin the next chapter, even though we won't be here to see how it plays out; we owe it to the future.

  • kayskreed
    kayskreed Month ago +1

    Perfect timing. I've been thinking about this recently also. We are these conscious beings, a tiny fragment of the universe that has become aware of itself. Just like matter gets recycled and reused, I wonder if it's the same with consciousness and intelligence. Since it has occurred already, is it destined to repeat itself again and again, be it on earth or elsewhere, considering the incomprehensible amount of time that the universe has left? And how ironic, poetic even would it be that the reason we haven't stumbled upon "aliens" yet is because they have yet to descend from us, millions of years from now. And like the video suggested, who knows if it will be remotely "human" in any way that we understand that term. And would these recognize themselves in us any more than we recognize ourselves in our common ancestor a billion years ago? It's hard to imagine. In any case, hopefully human or not, the universe will keep experimenting with intelligence and new forms of consciousness. The universe has always appeared to me as some giant science experiment anyway. We may never know if there was a point to it all or not, but I guess the mystery is part of the appeal.

  • semugenyi latif
    semugenyi latif Month ago

    "Mysteries that we have no choice but to go to the grave with " the cosmos is indeed unforgiving, such videos remind us the fragility of life. Thanks prof. Kipping for the quality, message and knowledge of Cool worlds lab Chanel videos. We really appreciate.

  • Keith Metcalf
    Keith Metcalf 2 months ago +16

    Dr. Kipping,you sir are a legend. Been listening for quite some time,thank you Cool world labs! ❤️💯🔭

    • Cool Worlds
      Cool Worlds  2 months ago +7

      That’s really wonderful to hear, thanks so much

  • James Braginton
    James Braginton Month ago +1

    To be able to travel a half million years into the future, I often wonder if one would be able to eat the food , breathe the air and communicate with others. What a trip that would be!

  • Griffith Berserk
    Griffith Berserk Month ago +2

    Such beautiful and also tragic truth about us, Earth and the universe. Brought me to tears since it connected with my thoughts on a deeper level. Thanks for this!

  • Bryan Botha
    Bryan Botha Month ago

    Love your channel Prof. David Kipping and this video in particular. Thank you and keep doing the incredible research, science communication and story-telling you're doing!
    I particularly liked the deep questions you pose about the future of humanity as a species - Will we become true interstellar explorers, perhaps joining other advanced space-faring civilizations, able to one day unlock countless mysteries across the galaxy?
    Or will we exhaust the precious resources on our home planet and fail to bring our complex ecosystem back into balance, potentially destroying ourselves, unable to realize a more optimistic future for our species?
    You inspire BIG thinking and I love where my mind goes thanks to the different thought-provoking questions you raise.
    In the world of science fiction (Star Trek, Star Wars, etc.) it’s easy for humans to travel to other planets and stars but in the short time we’ve been able to venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere, we’ve realized just how challenging our moon, Mars and the cold unforgiving void of space truly are. Unless we drastically alter our own biology, exploring our solar system and beyond looks like a job better suited for our AI surrogates.
    The AI we send out to explore other planets, moons and asteroids in our solar system will continue to get more advanced, able to withstand almost any environment the universe can throw at us, becoming more autonomous and one day even able to travel to nearby stars as you’ve highlighted in other videos. If we had a spaceship that could make it to our nearest star Proxima Centauri, and it took only 300 years (unbelievable future technology advances would be required to achieve this), who’s to say the humans born onboard during the trip would follow through on the plans their parents or grand-parents set out with when they left Earth?
    AI will also be more reliable to follow through on commitments written into their source code compared with us fickle free-thinking humans ;) It makes me wonder if when do make contact with other interstellar civilizations, whether we are far more likely to be meeting their AI rather than them - as would likely be the case were things reversed. Today images of our AI conjure up silicon chips running robot-like humanoids like C-3PO but alien AI may look very different from this paradigm - they may or may not resemble their own biology and it’s hard to know if we would even be able to truly know if our encounter was with them or one of their AI creations. Even in the short time we humans have been making computers we already have created computation with DNA and incorporated human neurons onto a computer chip.
    Though smart folks have expressed concern that the singularity is soon approaching - when AI and humans will merge and/or AI will gain consciousness, so far we haven’t seen any hard evidence that consciousness and artificial intelligence are inextricably linked. We tend to link these because in humans they are linked. Yuval Harari defines consciousness as the ability to experience suffering, which for me gets to the crux of it. It’s not obvious to me that as AI develops in complexity and computational power it will automatically gain the ability to experience suffering.
    We will need to consider designing our future AI interstellar explorers as potential ambassadors and communicators to other interstellar species they might encounter. Strange that we may only learn about such a future encounter many years after it has already happened, when the information has had enough time to travel back to us. Hopefully faster than the ensuing alien invasion of Earth ;)
    Even though I think it will be possible to have highly advanced AI without consciousness, it seems presumptive to assume that there’s anything supernatural about human or animal consciousness. So in theory if one day we do figure out what consciousness is exactly, we may be able to create it or another version of it using silicon rather than carbon as the base substrate and grant a kind of consciousness to the AI we build and send out to distant stars.

  • Silas Dense
    Silas Dense 2 months ago +2

    Your presentations are compelling and insightful as well as educational and thought provoking.
    Thank you.

  • Douglas Anchell
    Douglas Anchell Month ago

    Professor Kipping is a breath of fresh thoughts. And his words and his voice soothing and stimulating to the soul.

  • Zaucy
    Zaucy 2 months ago +42

    How freaking weird!! I was JUST thinking about this yesterday when looking in awe at some of the massive buildings constructed by us. I thought "man how weird is it gonna be in a million or even a billion years if there's some type of intelligent species to see our artifacts left behind if anything is left" and then you come out with this video today.. what are the chances? Amazing video as always professor. Thank you

    • René
      René Month ago

      So are you, probably.
      Judging without knowing is a flaw of character.
      Everyone has something good to bring to the table.

    • Alexya
      Alexya Month ago

      @Calvin Jary Not true. It will take at least 4 billion years for unicellular life to die. Multicellular life can survive for as much as a billion years.

    • Zaucy
      Zaucy 2 months ago

      @jackesioto yes I know but we are getting more and more technologically advanced every single day and who knows maybe in 100-200 years we WILL be able to build something that can!

    • belstar
      belstar 2 months ago +2

      @Calvin Jary That will take over 4 billion years but the sun will already become hotter by 1 billion years from now but in 200 million years we should be fine.

  • Js Somewhere
    Js Somewhere Month ago

    Thanks Professor Kipping and thanks to your crew. As always another great video.
    I love that you don't have the answers cuz it's the questions that drive us.

  • Zach
    Zach Month ago +1

    I simply love this channel. You continue to amaze me everyday with the stories you tell. Forever have my thanks :)

  • Alexander Cheong
    Alexander Cheong Month ago

    Hi Cool Worlds, as someone who's not able to afford higher education, I just wanna tell you that your videos have inspired and helped me in understanding the world so much better. Your work is incredible. Thank you so much.

  • 02ismyfriend
    02ismyfriend Month ago

    Another absolutely fantastic video. It indeed is quite a tragedy that we are limited to such infinity small period of time.

  • Dipak R. Jhala
    Dipak R. Jhala Month ago +1

    every video takes us into another world. the subject, the explanation and the expressive voice makes us spell bound. You are a living legend with a vision and combining the science technology and philosophy in the most simplified way. ever eager to receive your new video filled with unimaginable in depth information. best wishes and regards Sir,

  • Atawahinta
    Atawahinta 2 months ago +8

    Every time I think Prof. Kipping can't produce a more insightful video, he does!

  • Gman k
    Gman k Month ago +1

    Professor Kipping you have an eloquent way with words and tone of voice and talk about the things I think about all the time and it's so refreshing to know I'm not alone. Thank you for a mind opening piece. I love Cool Worlds Lab. Clip-Share is the Best!

  • Ana Laura Rodríguez Gustá

    Perfect video, so inspiring ... Prof. Kipping and Cool Worlds provide wonderful explanations of who we are and how precious our life on Earth is ...

  • c4tubo
    c4tubo Month ago

    Thank you. Not sense Carl Sagan have I heard someone express such poetic philosophy about our existence in terms of geologic time scales. Well done.

  • Santiago Diaz
    Santiago Diaz Month ago

    This video is sooo inspiring. Loved it as all of them. Keep the good work Prof.

  • W0tch
    W0tch Month ago

    Great video ! Also you could have mentioned how important our current time might be for the near and perhaps far future of our species or lineage !

  • Jack Buff
    Jack Buff Month ago +4

    I could've watched this for a billion years. Sublime production worthy of all the awards YT has to offer. The fact this channel is still under a million subs is a crime.

  • All0utmetal
    All0utmetal Month ago

    I can never get enough of this channel. I wish new uploads were longer and more frequent.

  • mason hines
    mason hines Month ago +1

    That was absolutely phenomenal!👏👏👏 I went through so many emotions watching this

  • staredsky
    staredsky Month ago

    A great video as usual. And the shot in the library is a little masterwork touch! You aren't just a great scientist, but also a great storyteller, and most important, as emerges from your videos, a dreamer. Thx!

  • Tim Tom...American critic

    Awesome video !! Well done cool worlds lab and David. This is more like it. You're enthusiastic and sincere narrative is special! I proclaim you "earth's ambassador to the universe "

  • Aaron Nichols
    Aaron Nichols Month ago

    Prof. Kipping’s voice is a treat for my ears and the knowledge he shares is a gift to my brain! Thanks as always!

  • Gisha Gesta
    Gisha Gesta 2 months ago +3

    This is a very insightful video. "What will take our place here on Earth as we humans expand into the Galaxy?" 1 billion years is a very long time, and a lot can happen between now and then. For all we know the Earth at that time could be completely unrecognizable, and most likely will be, should we ever look back from distant exoplanets, just as we today look out to those distant exoplanets from here on Earth. Thank you for sharing this video.

  • NeoFrontier Technologies

    Very interesting video. After much debating with myself for decades and trying to be perfectly objective I have come to the conclusion that trough our choices in life we could become immortal. Which means a billion years is just one breath and a tiny stride in life... Have fun prof and watch out for those choices...

    DME DME Month ago

    This is just what I needed.. these topics apply so specifically yet so broadly to so many things, this one came at the right time - as is usually the case. Thank You!

  • Blue Gecko
    Blue Gecko Month ago

    Thank you Dr Kipping your videos are always amazing, giving us so much to think about.

  • Trilliam C
    Trilliam C Month ago

    I love these videos of yours so much man. Thank you for making such gold content. I can’t believe it’s free

  • Richard Moles
    Richard Moles 2 months ago +1

    It was a great video and very thought provoking. Is anyone else saddened by some of the realizations you come to when you think about death and never knowing the answers? I can't sleep sometimes wondering about it.

  • TwoWaySix
    TwoWaySix 2 months ago +10

    One minute before the video was published, i was visiting your channel, being a little sad, that a new upload might take another two weeks… what a nice surprise! One of the best astro/earth history channels out there

    • TwoWaySix
      TwoWaySix Month ago

      @Cool Worlds it completely was. As it always is 🎉

    • Cool Worlds
      Cool Worlds  2 months ago +1

      I hope it’s worth the wait

  • Michael Call
    Michael Call Month ago

    This episode was very moving. Thought provoking. Exceptional content. THANK YOU D

  • myis300turbo
    myis300turbo Month ago

    I love when Dr. Kipping puts out a new video. I always wait for the next in excitement.

  • Peter Biesbroek
    Peter Biesbroek Month ago

    Thank you so much sir, for this very good understandable voyage through our past, and giving us a glimps of possible futures!

  • Bitchslapper316
    Bitchslapper316 Month ago

    Thank you for another interesting topic.
    If I remember correctly the highest resolution survey images we have of the moons surface is something like 300 meters. Even if there was something like the apollo up there before us and we didn't know where to look we probably would have missed it.

  • Eric Williams
    Eric Williams Month ago +1

    Wow!!!!? Another amazing video!!!
    I love watching this channel....the content that is in each video makes me think in ways that I may never have. Make me think differently about myself, my life, life in general and the endless possible wonders in the cosmos!!!!!

  • The COVID-19 Coronavirus
    The COVID-19 Coronavirus 2 months ago +4

    Agh! YES!
    Thank you Dr Kipping. I look forward to these more than you know. If I had the money I’d fund every project you had so long as there was content every week.
    Thank you for what you do

  • Jean Michele Lee
    Jean Michele Lee Month ago

    The content on this channel is amazing. Your voice, Prof. Kipping, elevates it to another level altogether. This was a rather thought provoking video. I will have to watch it again.

  • Mike
    Mike Month ago

    Sometimes I have these moments where I realize how lucky we are to be experiencing life. It’s like an awakening that sets in randomly at times. In these moments I think about how we could just as easily not be here, never experiencing any of this. I find it really crazy that the earth was once inhabited by giant dinosaurs for millions of years and somehow their demise gave rise to us. I think the purpose of the universe is to create life. Knowing that every element our bodies are made of were once inside a star that exploded sending the building blocks out into the universe so that one day I could be made is truly mind blowing. I wonder how many stars went supernova so that my body could be made?

    DRAAAVEN 2 months ago

    Fantastic video as always. I often attribute the stars to humans first fascination with something bigger then us. Going as far back as ancient cultures watching stars and the sun. Truly no mans ego could think he is bigger then the universe he is dwarfed by. Humans will always attempt to make sense of it as long as we exist I imagine. Any other curious, tool-using, social creatures would as well on a long enough time scale. Lets just hope our cultures can get over the growing pains of philosophical and economical indifference.

  • Paul T
    Paul T Month ago +1

    Mg T: Dear Professor Kipping, Cool Worlds had Always been my Most favorite science/cosmology, etc. channel! I don't miss a single program.
    Your voice & exemplary teaching style are truly Unsurpassed.
    Out of this world 🌎🚀 stuff as usual! Just wish you could upload even More content more frequently.
    Thank you sir for sharing your amazing knowledge with us. 💫🌌🌠💖

  • John Rivera
    John Rivera Month ago

    Thank you, Professor Kipling ,very deep as usual. Your videos much like the most beautiful music, always carry a note of sadness. Perhaps the impermanence of everything is the source of its beauty.

  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams Month ago +3

    At the time and in the four decades since graduation from college I have resented the time I wasted sitting in lectures from professors that were not worth the effort of seating myself in their class.
    If I would have had only 1 professor half as good as David Kipping my college time would have worthwhile.
    A lifetime lamenting four wasted years, yet I would without hesitation instantly choose to be 20 and broke again if I could attend Dr Kipping’s classes at Columbia.

  • joe and paula corsi
    joe and paula corsi 2 months ago

    Really enjoy your channel. I can relate to really wanting to know just how much technology will advance in the future but I am now almost 80 years old and won't be around to see much more. Especially the new telescopes on the horizon and all things space. Oh well, it is what it is. I am sure humans will keep plugging along.

  • Mazillius MashupGunz

    I love this channel too. I second all the positive stuff said below. I do want to know though, what is the film or TV show featured in the clips where humans are greeting other alien species? That looks cool and I wanna see it! Thanks for another great episode!

  • Daniel Verberne
    Daniel Verberne Month ago +1

    Excellent video, great script, thoughtful, considered and all delivered in a way that many of us pine for - a slower, more considered pace, letting ideas bloom and expand, letting silence exist where it needs to be. In a Clip-Share filled with hyperactive, 'click-me', 'click ME!' content seemingly obsessed with racing through things, editing any moment of dead air out of existence, it's a great thing to realise that a large subset of the world population exists that appreciates more intellectual fare. That's not to say we don't also enjoy other stuff, but I celebrate our collective interest in this stuff because I think curiosity is to be admired.
    I love talking about the Fermi Paradox and musings about possible life in the cosmos with whomever expresses an interest in my daily life. I'm not one for chatting to colleagues about sports results or statistics, about pop music or much of pop culture in general; but get me started or thinking on a topic where my curiosity is piqued intellectually and I'm probably at my most content and a way, excited.

  • CheChaos
    CheChaos Month ago

    I've never wanted a conversation with someone so bad in all my life, big fan mate! Keep up the amazing work!! Love the channel!!

  • Repair Tactics
    Repair Tactics Month ago

    Amazing as usual. You invoke so much thought. Thanks for what you do ❤️

  • Johnny Morris
    Johnny Morris 2 months ago +4

    I only got 3 minutes in and I had to stop it. I gotta savor this because it's so awesome. I'm gonna restart it when I have all my audio and video systems set perfectly with surround sound and hall/echo/stadium etc you get the picture. This is awesome! Thank you so much!

  • Shane
    Shane Month ago

    Wow. This video was incredible. Excellent work Professor Kipping!

  • max pereira
    max pereira Month ago

    That was amazing. Very thought provoking. I've always had thoughts about longevity of messages and if we even could leave a message to our long distant descendants.

  • Jamie Powell
    Jamie Powell Month ago

    My favourite space channel. Love the narration and. Love how clever this guy is.

  • Diary of a Cranky Kid

    Profound content on so many levels. Thank you.

  • Jerome Gouvernel
    Jerome Gouvernel 2 months ago +1

    It's hard to imagine that biological complexity can ever be an end in itself. It arose because those are the primary building blocks offered by our Universe and so we emerged and are here to reflect upon it temporarily but we are already in the process of passing the intelligence baton to our AI successors... It's tragic and awe-inspiring in equal measure.

  • A Send
    A Send 2 months ago +3

    Hell yeah, I'm always ready for the velvety science waves to wash over me.

  • jwaynes71
    jwaynes71 Month ago

    Another great video, you have brilliant analytic skills and interpretation, and presented elegantly with profound wordings. Thanks.

  • R S
    R S Month ago

    What a great video! Mother nature (science), as I call her, is the master of our universe. She has given us a pearl in this chaotic universe. One concept most difficult to explain to my friends/family is, TIME. Most cannot wrap their minds around real time, beyond 24hr clock/12 month yr. Hundreds and thousands of years are most recent and millions and billions of years, most think are too abstract or unimaginable. Birth & Death, happens to everything, not just us.

  • Sebastian ioan
    Sebastian ioan Month ago

    I think yours are the only videos I always, always watch. Thank you, for letting us dream and making us a bit smarter and more curious.

  • Abhik Banerjee
    Abhik Banerjee Month ago

    Just lovely to see you talk about phylogenetic and ontogenetic concept of time!

  • Today You Found Out

    " but what questions they are, questions to fuel our imagination and our aspirations and perhaps influence what we choose to do with the time we have left." I'm 41 and this is so powerful, I'm going back to school to be an astrophysicist this fall. I want to do so many things before I'm done here!

  • Jack Foltz
    Jack Foltz 2 months ago +3

    Bro has a PhD in poetry too???

  • fractalsauce
    fractalsauce Month ago +2

    "Stay thoughtful and stay curious" has never hit as hard as it did in this video. Beautifully said.

  • Nick Caci
    Nick Caci Month ago

    Yes I agree with others who speak highly of you as I do about your fantastic presentations. Of course none of us will be around long enough to know such futures of man kind and what may be discovered long after. The greatest thing we can do presently, is to educate our selves to the possible future of our provable incarnations and pay heed the warning signs of possible ways of the demise of our species in the nearer future. We live within a very small bubble of time as countless generations before us may have never conceived of our present way of life nor can we ever know once we pass. A billion years from now, fun to imagine … but we know enough now to know how to - nudge the boat….

  • thomasitoxn4
    thomasitoxn4 2 months ago +1

    anothe gem here on youtube. Thanks prof. Kipping for every minute you spent on making videos like this

  • Emzy Willrich
    Emzy Willrich 2 months ago +1

    Dr. Kipping you have even upstaged yourself with this remarkable presentation. This is a billion year video!!!

  • Rocco Boccomino
    Rocco Boccomino Month ago

    Hi everyone, this is one of the most beatiful and interesting video that I ever seen in my life. Prof David Kipping's presentation is very good, he made me think about the future of humanity and the progress of technology. Thank Prof. David Kipping. Have a good day everyone!

  • Ruxandra Stefan
    Ruxandra Stefan Month ago

    Very interesting high quality content! Thank you!❤

  • Scott Francis
    Scott Francis Month ago

    Don't know if this depresses or inspires me 😂 Beautifully presented as always, Cool Worlds

  • B
    B 2 months ago +2

    Another great episode by David. My favourite channel along with Event Horizons and Isaac Arthur

  • Jinx
    Jinx Month ago

    i watch a lot of Clip-Share videos , and every time cool worlds releases a new video i am convinced this is the best channel on all of Clip-Share .