Messages For The Future


Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. This is Earth as
seen from Saturn. That is us right there. And if you look closely, ok, see this
little protuberance? That’s the Moon. This image was taken by the Cassini
spacecraft on July 19th, 2013 at 21:27 Coordinated Universal Time. The thing is,
NASA gave the public advanced warning of when it would be taken, which means
that this image of Earth was the first ever taken from space that some people on
Earth were actually posing for. Our planet looks so small, insignificant, fragile.
I recently attended the premiere of Sky 1’s upcoming “You, Me and the Apocalypse”
with some cool YouTubers and it got me thinking. In the show, the characters find
out that they’re only 34 days left before a comet smashes into Earth that’s likely
to end humanity. They all react in different interesting ways, but what
would I do if I found out that there were only 34 days of human history left? Ok, my first priority
would be to get back to America to be with my family. But after that? I don’t really have a
bucket list. Except that is exactly what I would want to spend my last few weeks
doing. Making a list to put in a bucket that I would then send far out into
space away from Earth’s impending vaporization. The list would contain
information about us, all Earthlings. So that if libraries and monuments and
YouTube videos were all destroyed, a record would still exist somewhere of what and who we were. Like a stone
thrown into a lake, the ripples your life causes last long after you vanish,
the tree you planted is climbed by future generations, the books you donated inform
future readers. But what if it’s not just your stone that vanishes, but the entire pond?
Perhaps it’s arrogance or vanity, but getting cosmic messages in a bottle out
there, before the end, diversifies our archive and gives a better chance for
future alien visitors, or whatever is left of humanity, to find out that we
were once here, to show what we learned. Maybe even to warn
future life forms of what we did or what we didn’t prepare for. We have already
sent some messages about humanity out there, beyond Earth, and if Earth is
completely destroyed, those messages will be all that’s left of us. What are they?
Ok, first things first. How do you write something for the future? I mean,
the distant future. The message might not be found for millions of years or billions.
It might be discovered by an audience that’s completely different, not only in
language, but in senses? What if they can’t see or hear or feel or taste
or smell like we do, or at all. What if their bodies destroy the very material
we write the message on? What language do you even write it in? Well, in general, math
and physics, which are believed to be the same everywhere in the universe,
have been what we write outer space bound messages in. Like the Arecibo message, written by
Frank Drake, Carl Sagan and others, which was blasted towards the M13 star cluster
in 1974. It’s composed of a semi prime number of binary digits conveying some
info about us and it should reach the center-ish of the M13 cluster in about
25,000 years, at which point, if something intelligent lives
there and detects it, they can respond and their response will return to us
another 25,000 years later. We won’t be around for that. But Earth has also been
broadcasting its radio and TV signals into space. Currently it’s about 200
light-years in diameter. Compared to the Milky Way, it’s about this big. Aliens within
that bubble could tune in and listen to programs we sent out through our
airwaves, but these signals thin out as the bubble expands. Across very large
distances they may be essentially impossible to tune into. Maybe a physical time capsule would be
more permanent, but it can’t be buried on Earth if Earth is about to be ravaged.
A time capsule in orbit might be smart, like LAGEOS-1, a satellite put into orbit
in 1976 that allows for very precise laser measurements of positions on Earth,
but also contains a plaque designed by Carl Sagan, upon which is written the numbers 1 to 10 in the binary, and the arrangement of the Earth’s continents 250 million years ago, today and their estimated arrangement
in 8.4 million years, which is how long we believe the satellite’s orbit will be stable. Drag caused by the thin atmosphere up where it orbits and influences like solar activity will eventually cause it to fall back down
to Earth, but its plaque will serve as a time capsule – a message from us today to
whatever happens to be alive or intelligent here on Earth 8 million years in the future.
To put that in perspective, the pyramids were only built about 5,000 years ago.
8 million years ago, there weren’t even humans on the Earth. The latest common ancestor of
humans and chimpanzees was around though. 8 million years from today, when LAGEOS
returns, what will intelligent life on Earth look like? If Earth’s surface is
barren of life at that point, LAGEOS-1 will be alone. But what about
satellites in geostationary orbits? These orbits are far enough out that they’re
much safer from atmospheric drag and could remain above Earth much much
longer than satellites like LAGEOS. These satellites are our pyramids. They’re
smaller than monuments built by past civilizations, but impervious to anything
that might go wrong on the less stable surface of our planet. If alien
archaeologists come by in a billion years or so, these satellites may be what
their alien encyclopedias use as the picture for the humans article. So far we
have erected about 450 of these geostationary monuments.
When such a satellite wears down and ceases to be operational, it takes a lot
of energy to slow it down so it can move out of the way and fall to Earth to burn up in
the atmosphere. So instead, they’re usually pushed into what’s known as a
graveyard orbit. A shell around the planet where they can
be part without interfering with important operational satellites.
It’s fitting that we call these graveyard orbits because tombs are often the most
stunning things we have from previous civilizations. These graveyard orbits are
tombs in a way. Not for kings, but for machines. Junkyards that will out-exist the
very societies and people they so largely define. Luckily, a few contain
more than just our craftsmanship. They also contain a record, like EchoStar XVI,
a communications satellite launched into geostationary orbit in 2012. Aboard it is a
silicon disc created by artist Trevor Paglen, containing 100 images of
Earth and Earthlings. Now, unlike LAGEOS, EchoStar XVI will likely remain in orbit
for billions of years, safe from discord and change down here.
But here’s the thing. What if our entire solar system is lost? Or what if life out
there doesn’t decide to ever visit our system? Well, in that case, we have sent
interstellar messages. At this moment, so far, there are 11 distinct human made
things on trajectories out of the solar system into interstellar space.
They’re all related to five probes. Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and
Voyager 2 and New Horizons, the thing that recently made a Pluto flyby.
These objects are our most distant hellos. Over the next ten thousand, million,
billion years, they’ll pass close enough to other star systems, maybe even planets,
to possibly be discovered by other intelligent life forms. We had the
foresight to include special messages on these probes. The Pioneer plaques are
attached to Pioneer 10 and 11, which launched in the early 1970’s,
were the first human-made objects to ever be sent on a trajectory to not just
leave Earth, but to leave the solar system entirely. If discovered by other
life out there, these plaques, designed by Frank Drake and Carl Sagan,
could be our first chance to say “hello, we exist,” or, depending on how long
humanity lasts, our only chance to say “Hello, we existed. This is what we were.” But will
the plaques makes sense to aliens? Many humans scientists have had trouble
deciphering their meaning, but here’s what they say. At the bottom is a map of
our solar system with a path showing the Pioneer probe itself and where it came
from. This element has been particularly criticized for being human centric.
I mean, an arrow? Who’s to say aliens will know that this depicts a path and not some
structure in our solar system? Also, it’s an arrow. Arrows might convey this way
only two civilizations that hunted or developed pointy projectiles. Anyway.
Up here, we define units. You can’t tell aliens about humans or Earth by using
seconds, kilometres or light years, because we made those measurements up.
Instead, the plaque uses hyperfine transitions to communicate distances and time.
The hope is that curious intelligent life forms who find this
will understand that this is a hydrogen atom – one proton, one electron. Hydrogen is
the most abundant element in the universe, so hopefully its properties
will be a common point of understanding. Now sometimes, if you’ve got enough
hydrogen around, you can catch atoms in the heap transitioning between particles
with parallel spins and antiparallel spins. Now, whenever this transition
happens, electromagnetic radiation is released with a period of about 2.7
nanoseconds and a wavelength of about 21 centimetres. It’s hoped that
aliens equate this tick mark with these two units of measurement. For example,
the woman is said to be, in binary, eight of these units tall. 21 centimetres times
eight is a 168 centimetres. You would think that putting
the probe itself behind them for scale would be enough to show our size,
but having both might help solidify the connection. This diagram is meant to show
where we live. We are in the middle. The direction and proportional length of
the lines show where distant pulsars are. A tick-mark near the ends of each line
shows the third direction, behind or in front of the plaque, that the line should
go in. In binary, next to each line is the period of each pulsar. Again, in the
time units described above. If aliens make this connection they could possibly
match the periods with the correct pulsars in real life, triangulate our position and come say hello. Also, since the period of a pulsar
changes over time, they could use our observed periods to date back how long
ago this plaque was made. So that’s how the plaque works. It kind of feels like
we’re just sending out a bunch of science homework to space, but how else
can you find common ground with something that might not resemble you in
any way you could even imagine? Despite heading out first, the Pioneer plaques are not the first
physical messages made by us to go interstellar. That title belongs to Voyager 1.
Currently moving at 17 km/s, it is the most far-out thing humans have ever made. Literally. In about 40,000 years,
both Voyagers will pass within less than two light years of other stars.
If aliens find them, or if future humans find them, a golden record is attached to
both that contains information about humanity. The record is made of gold
plated copper with an aluminum cover, containing some uranium 238. Given its
half-life, smart aliens could analyze it to determine how long ago the record was
made. On the record is the inscription to the makers of music All Worlds All Times.
The record contains 116 images, as well as audio and video recordings of humans,
animals, songs and greetings in fifty five languages. Printed on the record are
instructions for playback and info about us. The hydrogen hyperfine transition
unit definition and the Pulsar map, included on the Pioneer plaques, but the
record also comes with a stylus and platter to play it. Instructions for using
the stylus are on the record. This is a picture of the stylus being used
correctly and then in binary using the transition units, the record tells the
aliens that the stylus should go around the record once every 3.6 seconds
to play back correctly and in total should take about one hour to do so.
For the video portion, instructions are given in a circle. The first video
image is displayed, so they know they did it right. Also included on the record is a message
from then-president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. There’s something
vulnerable about the message. It’s delivered to an unknown recipient,
like when someone in a horror movie asks into the darkness “Is anyone there? Hello?” This is what it says. “We cast this message
into the cosmos. It is likely to survive a billion years into the future, when our
civilization is profoundly altered and the surface of the Earth may be vastly changed. Of the two hundred
billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some, perhaps many, may have inhabited
planets and space faring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts
Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message.
This is a present from a small, distant world. A token of our sounds, our science,
our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to
survive our time, so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the
problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record
represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast
and awesome universe.” Are these messages enough? Should we send more? Well, why not send
everything? We could, if we sent the Library of Babel. It’s a website built by Jonathan Basile
that currently offers everything that has been or could be written. Seriously. Divided into pages, it is built
to produce and locate on demand any 3200 character combination of English letters
and the comma, space and period. Basile has organized it all into hexagon-shaped
rooms, each with four walls of books containing five shelves with 32 volumes
of four hundred and ten pages each. Everything’s arranged in a pseudo-random
fashion, so browsing the online library feels like a treasure hunt.
Here’s how it works. Each page is given a unique sequential
page number in base 10. The text on each page is encased inside this number. An algorithm Basile created uses the
page number as a seed to generate a unique big number. That output is then
converted into base 29 so that it can be represented using every letter in the
English alphabet as well as the comma, the space and the period. This is what
you see on the page. Basile has made sure that the algorithm will produce
every possible combination and the same page number will create the same output
every time. Which means that what is on each page is
already predetermined. So, in a way, every page already exists.
It only needs to be looked up. And here is the really mind blowing
thing. The contents of a page can be converted to base 10, sent through the
inverted algorithm and turned into the exact page number they’re found on. It’s a
truly eerie experience, because you can find the permanent location for any 3200
character text. You can find in this library the description of your birth,
every possible description of your death, every poem, every joke, every lie,
anything that could be said can be found on this site. This thing blurs the line between invention
and discovery. Did you really discover or invent that thing if its description already existed?
10 to the 5,000 different pages are offered by the Library of Babel.
In comparison, there are only 10 to the 80 atoms in the observable universe.
I searched for what I’ve just said and sure enough in this hexagon, on this wall,
this shelf and this volume on this page it’s there. Hello. But deep down, we feel like there’s a
difference between this program permuting something unknowingly and
a person actually meaning it, intending it, saying it because they wanted to with
agency. We use a finite number of symbols to say things. For that reason, a library of
every finite combination of those symbols can be made,
but just because it can be made doesn’t need it has been said. That is
the power we have. Perhaps you and I were born too late to explore the world and
too early in history to explore the stars, but we were born at just the right
time, which is pretty much all times ever to explore language. To explore what can be
said. What should be said. What should we send out to space. What that
can’t be said will you be the first to say? And as always, thanks for watching. To watch the trailer of You, Me and the Apocalypse
click right up there and to see some other cool things YouTubers
have done inspired by the series. Well, you can also click right over there. Colin Furze is building a giant
apocalyptic bunker in his backyard, like for real. It’s huge. Also, The Dictionary of
Obscure Sorrows has weight in. Check those out and thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “Messages For The Future

  • September 15, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    Now I'm sad that I will never say anything truly unique. Nothing is original my bubblety boi

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  • September 15, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    What you watch at 3 a.m.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    however, if the impact or devastation on earth is enough, the waves from this could radiate outward and knock the graveyard orbits out of orbit and into deep space. Nothing is absolutely safe honestly.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    I’d probably go to my favourite diner, restaurant, then to church, & the lake.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    What if we send something out that teaches how to understand our English or our mathematical language

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    What if people a long time ago that left tablets with strange writing were trying to make a common language and we just thought of it as a different language because the plaques we sent look like ancient tablets not gonna lie

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    wall 4
    shelf 4
    book 14
    page 143

    on that page is an address to another page
    look at it

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    That's one freaky library.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:52 am
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    Those messages we sent out will likely end up being destroy by any one of a nymber of ways. Asteroid collusion. Planetary entry solar collision. Of course it could be many millions of years before any if those things hapens. By then impacts with space dust will have worn them well.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    If there is i telligent life out tbere they are probably smary enough to avoid us.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    That was good.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Voyagers will make a loop and come back to Earth, then populated by Homo Videns Non Sapiens which won't understand the message

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  • September 16, 2019 at 5:50 am
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    What if all humans instinct and get rebirth on some alien planet
    And got this message??

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Your videos hit hard…

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    Deplorable excess of dope beats

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    we f'd it up….would be appropriate

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  • September 17, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    What profession does he do? I rlly like these kind of videos

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  • September 17, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Aliens might have some things that can drag signals to them maybe, so that they fould find them abit faster

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  • September 17, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    What if this has all happened before and there's a time capsule hidden underneath our ocean floor. Only we don't know about it because most of the ocean has been unexplored.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    And what’s to say that aliens don’t see in our visible light, and see in (say) radio and tv waves, or gamma and uv rays?

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  • September 17, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    The reason why it’ll end badly for us if we tried to communicate with aliens is more likely if the aliens are aggressive and take our “note” as some sort of form of attack or to let them know ‘we know you are there’ and I think that is what will cause us to parish. They won’t care nor understand or want to understand us if they are intelligent and surpass us as a being.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    pretty sure we already got messages or even possible visitors that arent from earth. I think it would be the best to keep in it in the private before public is ready to hear the news considering that facts that there is alot of classified things out there.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    If i knew i had 34 days left to live, i, myself, would fly into space, then i could explain everything, or i would research immortality, even if i suffered, it wouldn’t matter, i could tell them everything, that ever was, how the world ended. I could recreate civilization as a whole, and it all starts with being immortal. But come on guys, the worlds gonna end, not too long from now, global warming is a real thing, spread awareness to stop burning fossil fuels, use solar panels, or wind energy. One person cant make a difference, but if we spread awareness, WE can… if you tell everyone you know to spread the message, eventually, somewhere, someone will listen. You don’t have to cut it out entirely either, even the slightest cuts can make a difference, if we all stand together.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Klar, Menschen haben den Algorithmus verstanden. Aber Gott hat den Menschen auch einen virtuellen Käfig gegeben… die Gebärmutter Erde.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    An alternative way to define these attempts to contact terrestrial civilization is just us humans shouting at random directions.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    Oh yea, it's big brain time.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    4:27 🙁

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  • September 18, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    And later on, our "letter in a bottle" might be a letter for a declaration of war between aliens and humans, if we exist in the future.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Still has to print "The United States" on the plate…. Earth alone is not enough.. Well then, that implies that we yet aren't smart enough to try this.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    This make my problems feel like nothing

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    I’m from the future hearing this message.
    This video was meant for me

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  • September 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    I hardly know what any of this means so I'm doubting that aliens will

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Im scared mom pick me up

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    I come to serve up man… dude it’s a cook book…

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    Who’s to say they can see?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    They may not have vision

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  • September 20, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    How aliens or future species will understand binary

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  • September 20, 2019 at 10:58 am
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    WAIT AN AIRCRAFT REACHED SATURN!!!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    Sends uranium to aliens, gives them cancer

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    Drunk flying alien hits Voyager one

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    If I found out there were only 34 days left of humanity I would probably just scream tbh. Scream until my voice breaks and then cry myself to sleep. And then do that daily for the 34 days.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Hello future. What do you do to get high? I'm high as fuck. let me know in the comments.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    my mind is baffled

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  • September 21, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    0:37 take dat flat earther

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  • September 21, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    i still dont understand how the library works.. 3200 characters?

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  • September 21, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    This is fucking insane

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    Interesting fact: Peen

    "The end of a hammer head opposite the face, typically wedge-shaped, curved, or spherical."

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    All Tweets that ever existed or will ever exist are on the Library of Babel, including the meaning of covfefe

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  • September 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Vsauce: what should be sent to space

    Me:MEMES

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Bruh I smoked to much meth to watch this like fukkkkk

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    How can scientists “see” a black hole that is 5 million light years away when our vision travels at the speed of light. It would take 5 million light years to see it.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    Paul flett sucks ass.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Man… What if they are sending something like that to us? What if we cant understand it? What if they arent smart enough? What if we are not smart enough? Ehat if they come and say hello too but we are not there…
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  • September 21, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    If your under 20 and watch these videos your straight up cool as fuck and can be my friend.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    When we’re gone everything will die from our nuclear plants deterring. Then life won’t be here anymore

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Yo that website has an exact 37 word description of what will happen to the messages in 25000 years with perfect grammar and punctuation and in French

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    My brain is scrambling right nowww

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  • September 22, 2019 at 4:27 am
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    the aliens would probably be like

    Hell no im not wasting one diamond to play this stupid CD

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  • September 22, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    Any time in my life I could’ve been the first one ever on Earth to say a certain sentence…
    damn that’s deep

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  • September 22, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Wait.. omg. We are going to make history class the BEST class in the future. Like, for a project they will make a meme or something and instead of going reading textbooks they can just use YouTube to learn about historically significant events like Area 51 raid.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 8:07 am
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    library of babel…. mind blowing!!!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    Why does this excellent video have to inspire such idiotic attempts at humor? Is it impossible for people just to sit and think about something, anything, for a moment and say something relevant for a change? Society really IS in a literal state of idiocracy! I certainly am not attempting humor, this is the saddest thing I can imagine.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    what if alien also make a video about us also find a messages from us

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  • September 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    I miss the old Vsauce so much!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    I say abbalaabasubdubyubyubdabbababba

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    What if they reply us with,

    "Okay."

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  • September 22, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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  • September 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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    We raided area 51 in 2019…alien porn is a common thing now

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  • September 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    19:47 at the top it says cocaine

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  • September 23, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    What's the point to send these messages if the government is just Goin to hide the aliens that get the message from us?

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  • September 23, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    You just Hirsoshima 1945 my mind yo

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  • September 23, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    The sheer size of space is unfavthonible. Just to think that we are just a little dot in our galaxy. That inside a black hole is unknown there could be nothing or it could go on forever. Traveling to other solar systems might not be possible with how many years it take to travel thousands sometimes billions of light years.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    The first word is
    Hey! Aliens michael here

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  • September 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    Hiii !!! from September 23 2019 ( exactly 4 years later)

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  • September 23, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    What if some other living species sent us a message but we cant detect it or feel it because we dont have the same senses as them, So we can never really know if someone from another galaxy contacts us… think about it

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    What I would do???
    Nothing
    Absolutely nothing
    Cause I’m only 1 person out of 7 billion i am in significant

    Ah yes the inner millennial speaking inside of me

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    We are gonna die!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    No one knows everything except the creater subhanah wa talla

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    We put uranium in the disk, lol what if the aliens are like extremely susceptible to radiation and we just like gave them all cancer

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    Lure friendly aliens to earth…kill them and take their resources and slave them all like we have done over and over again here on earth

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    Ending was purely cinematic .. .

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    Humans message :hello
    Aliens: i have a boyfriend
    You cant reply to this coversation anymore

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Did they at least put good music on the record???😬🤔😟

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    I think you should have referenced Borges with the Library of Babel

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    I regret never telling my crush I love her.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    At 5:29 he mentioned my favorite scientist carl sagen(43)

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    FUTURE

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  • September 25, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    Doesnt look flat to me….😐😐😐😐

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    library of babel is a load of bs

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    Us: Sends message to aliens

    Aliens : seen

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    i hope alien or another intelligent life form out there will enjoy our anime

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    He should work for nasa

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  • September 25, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    The inventor of the online Library of Babel should copyright all of it's content.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Fuck you got me interested in being alive and seeing what’s going to happen in future beyond my lifespan.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    How can we make them understand what we are and what it means and how to work this thing and what if it's fragile and gets destroyed instantly…. It would have to be a huge cube and no one would understand it right away there would have to be some way to make it easy to understand.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    I'm going to send this Blu-ray movie of every memory we've ever had together into space.. but what if they don't have a Blu-ray player when they get it" attaches a Blu-ray player to the movie. what if they don't have an HDTV when they😂 I'm just joking around

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    Yo what if the satellite gets hit some how even tho space is huge. 😢

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  • September 26, 2019 at 9:01 am
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    When they finally get the message how long would it take for them to get here jeeeez 😅

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    WHAT future? Human will go "bye shistars" very very soon.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    what if ETs already intercept that disc, and found out that theres a speech of a US president, then they throw it away of disgust?

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