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What Will We Miss?


Hey, Vsauce. Michael here.
And the year 6009 will be the very first year since 1961 that a year when written in Hindu-Arabic numerals
can be inverted and still look the same.
But you and I probably won’t live long enough to enjoy
the year six thousand and nine.
Human lives just aren’t long enough. We will miss out on that.
What other cool future offense will we be missing?
Well, first of all, you and I will probably be gone before
the completion of the time pyramid in Wemding, Germany.
It will eventually be a pile of 120 concrete blocks.
But the builders are only adding one block every 10 years. Since beginning in 1993 they’ve added only the first three.
At this rate the pyramid will be completed in the year 3183. The final block placed by our great great great great great great,
more than 30 greats grandchildren.
But even they will miss an opportunity to frolic and play safely
in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
The zone of alienation, where radioactive
contamination from the 1986 disaster will remain at levels too high for safe human activity until not the year 4000, not the 5000, not the 6000.
It will finally be safe probably in the year 22 000. Possibly within our lifetimes
but definitely within the next one million years, stars like Betelgeuse and Eta Carinae will explode in brilliant supernovas visible from earth. I’m bummed I’m
probably going to miss out on these events because for a few weeks it will look almost as if earth has two Suns. Despite being hundreds,
thousands of light-years away, their supernovas will shine brighter
than the full Moon at night and be visible even during daytime. But the real sky show comes in 3.75 billion years.
Our galaxy is full of stars, viewed from the surface of the earth they look like little drops of milk in the sky, which is why we call it the Milky Way Galaxy. But all galaxies are named after milk. Milk, lactose, lactic, ga-lactic, galaxies. And every drop of milk in the sky,
every star that you can see, is inside our galaxy, the Milky Way. But there’s a blurry distant shape. This one.
It’s not a star, it’s not a cloud of gas in our galaxy, it is an entirely different Galaxy – the Andromeda Galaxy and it’s two-and-a-half million light years away from our own.
It contains twice as many stars as the Milky Way and it is coming our way.
Headed toward us at 300 kilometres a second, faster than a bullet.
Right now, the sky looks like this. In 2 billion years Andromeda
will have approached so closely that people will look up at the sky and see this.
In 3.75 billion years the night sky will be like a scene from a science fiction movie or
an awesome desktop wallpaper. Incredible and kind of scary. After this scene, the sky will literally
be glowing with the birth of new stars as the Milky Way and Andromeda collide,
mixing up into a brilliant cosmic tie-dye. This simulation shows how
Andromeda might collide with the Milky Way, but keep in mind that you are watching billions of years pass every second.
These galaxies are moving fast but they’re also huge and covering even huger distances.
They will collide in the future but within the briefness of a single human life they appear almost frozen, unmoving.
A couple billion years after colliding the course of both galaxies will be
married together in a bright glowing centre.
Earth, now a stepchild to what was once Andromeda, part of a new, bigger family called Milkdromeda. It would be so cool to be
alive to see our galaxy colliding with another.
But don’t get all fomo, consumed by a fear of missing out. Because whatever life is around then
will have plenty to envy us for. They may have spectacular nightly views,
but secretly wish they’d been born in our time to experience, say, the beginning of the Internet. They will actually miss out on a lot of things. Because the Moon moves one centimetre
further away from earth every year,
600 million years from today the Moon will no longer be close enough
to earth to completely block out the Sun. Future humans or descendants of humans
will therefore miss out on a chance to ever see for themselves the beauty of the total solar eclipse
from the surface of Earth. Long before earth dries up Niagara Falls will dry up.
Well, not the water part, but the falls part. Every year the rushing water of Niagara
erodes the rock at the top of the falls one foot backward.
By the year 52 000 it will have eroded all the way to
Lake Erie and our progeny will have no Niagara Falls to enjoy.
Granite has an erosion rate of about one inch per ten thousand years. So, certainly by the year 7 million Mount Rushmore, especially its faces, will no longer exist.
And because they slowly get pulled in or rejected into space,
in 50 to 100 million years Saturn will no longer have its lovely rings. So, life on earth in the future might have awesome supernovas and
galactic collisions to look forward to but they probably won’t have Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, total solar eclipses or Saturn’s rings. They also won’t have you.
But you have you. Except not all of it. Babies don’t begin to form episodic
memories right away, meaning that you missed out on.
You don’t remember two of the most seminal events in your life. Your conception and your birth. But you can experience a bit of those moments right now.
First of all, When Was I Conceived? dot com
lets you enter your birthday and get back the week your parents probably made you happen, as well as the number one
song and the number one movie of that week, which may have also been involved. Light travels quickly, the most quickest in fact.
But it can take a photon millions of years to escape from the interior of the star
it was created in through nuclear fusion. It takes time, just like your own gestation in your mother’s womb.
Newly conceived photons struggle through a dense stellar jungle of atoms and molecules and electrons that
absorb and reemit the photon, taking a little bit of energy from it as a randomly rolls around like a pinball.
Sometimes after thousands or millions of years it’s random walk finally leads it to the stars’ surface, where it pops out into space. In a way, is born. A lucky, tiny tiny tiny
percentage of the photons that reach the surface of a star find themselves on a path that will intersect with earth.
And if you are lucky, those photons will end their journey by being absorbed under your own retina.
If you enter the date of your birth or the approximate date of your conception into
this online calculator you can find a star that is as many
light years away from earth as you are old.
When you look up at that start today, you are seeing light that left the star the very month you were born or photons that left that star and entered space when
your entire body was just one cell. Space is really big and your life is very short but space is so gosh darn big you don’t
have to miss out on everything. And as always, thanks for watching.

Otis Rodgers

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Xero Xyn Posted on August 17, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    BEETLE JUICE?! LMAO

    I know it's a joke but still, LMAO

    Reply
  2. Emilinobea Posted on August 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    What if…

    Human would be extinct?

    Reply
  3. Josh Gabriel Bonsubre Posted on August 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I kinda don’t wanna die just to see what happens to earth,aliens and galaxy too sad we only have about 100 years life span

    Reply
  4. Nien Nigga Posted on August 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Bold of you to assume the planet will still be around in 50 years

    Reply
  5. Pink Melon Posted on August 17, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Shout out to those confused how they end up here.

    Reply
  6. OfficialProGamer Posted on August 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    This video was rlly interesting, I love it

    Reply
  7. itsmewolfaey Posted on August 17, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Take away two zeros from 6009

    6009.00

    0000.00
    =
    6009.00

    Tee hee uwu

    Reply
  8. Godulous Posted on August 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    If any of the future generations are reading i wanted to say we all are a waste

    Reply
  9. Richard Harrison Posted on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Oh god, imagine someone finding out in 20 years time that they were conceived to Justin Beiber or Lady Gaga… bleh

    Reply
  10. Zombie Anims wannabe -_- Posted on August 17, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Except in 2050, people will make us be able to live forever. 2080 is where middle-class workers will be able to live forever too! I’m still 13 so i’m not worried

    Reply
  11. markjoon Posted on August 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    As we say in Arabic subhan allah

    Reply
  12. DoorKnob400 Posted on August 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Everyone: wow ima miss a lot
    Me: 6009 haha lol

    Reply
  13. carlton bauer Posted on August 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    What events have humans witnessed, but shouldn't have, due to the extreme probability?

    Reply
  14. George Peterson Posted on August 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Like to live till year 6969

    Reply
  15. Lizziegirlnyc Posted on August 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Uh.. In case you didn't know we are in the year 5779, by the biblical Jewish/Hebrew lunar calendar.. We are NOT in the year 2019, which is the Julian or Gregorian solar calendar that was changed in the time of Constantine or much earlier than that.

    Reply
  16. StuckOntheMoonGaming/vlogs 337 Posted on August 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    0:01 When ur mom finds out games cause violence

    Reply
  17. Stephen Cantarero Posted on August 17, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    The zone of alienation = The friend zone

    Reply
  18. Moriah is a potato Posted on August 17, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    ;o but, what if we all come back as different people after we die? We will never know but if that happens, we could see ALL of the future. Dun dun DUNNNN

    Reply
  19. What stars really look like Posted on August 18, 2019 at 1:23 am

    This world isn't billions of years old. Jesus Christ will be returning in our lifetimes by the look of things going on. And everybody will bend their knee to him regardless of what you believe now.

    Reply
  20. Jeff McDuffie Posted on August 18, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Fake news. I remember my birth.

    Reply
  21. Jacky Wu Posted on August 18, 2019 at 2:25 am

    I wonder if we will even survive global warming 😂 no one will see that don’t feel bumbed
    I think this cuz I now doubt the human race

    Reply
  22. Spiffy IV Posted on August 18, 2019 at 2:30 am

    U got me so high watching this shit ur scareing me

    Reply
  23. dolphin Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

    I feel like I was born to early lol

    Reply
  24. Matthew Padmore Posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:06 am

    The date is Dec 30 6968 11:59 what is one word ur future grandchildren will say when the clock strikes midnight.

    Reply
  25. καμιά ψυχή Posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:14 am

    I really appreciate you my friend. Great way to present this.

    Reply
  26. DannyPlayz//YT Posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:31 am

    the week i was conceived "Run It!" by Chris Brown was the top song

    Reply
  27. Grinder Posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:49 am

    You guys will miss a artist named XXXtentacion I want to carry his message because he taught me alot and carried me to be a artist when I grow up

    Reply
  28. NickyG Posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

    this video got deeep

    Reply
  29. Kitten21924 Gacha and more Posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:06 am

    I feel scared and also sad after watching this. I don't know why.

    Reply
  30. ErrosCovu TV Posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Im getting scared. Will andromeda
    And Milky way collisions destroy
    Earth or is earth fine with it?

    Reply
  31. Ash Deth Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

    What a bunch of lies take this down fux sake

    Reply
  32. Jeff Killer Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I think our species wouldn't survive until year 3000 i give it till 2110

    Reply
  33. Joseph Charles Colin - The NEW FACE of Art Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:20 am

    6000 years = $3,000,000,000 For ANY one of my $1 Per minute Paintings

    Reply
  34. Matt Middleton/artless intent Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:07 am

    wait when does the sun devour earth in the future ?>

    Reply
  35. Matt Ellis Posted on August 18, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Is the birth star link working for anyone?

    Reply
  36. Theboy Raefish Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Five hundred and ninety four million years now

    Reply
  37. Kottonkandy09 Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:18 am

    THOMAS JEFFERSON’S COMING HOOOOOOMEEE-

    Wait-

    Reply
  38. Christopher McCauley Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:42 am

    My only FOMO is for what all of humanity will miss out on after our inevitable extinction.

    Reply
  39. happy Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I don't believe in God anymore…

    Reply
  40. Christopher McCauley Posted on August 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    0:59 – 1:12 Only if the project survives that long. Hopefully it will, but you never know.

    Reply
  41. hyp Posted on August 18, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Born to early too explore earth. Born to late too explore space. I'm the unluckiest boy too ever live.

    Reply
  42. NCT TRASH Posted on August 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Milkdromeda shippers anyone?🙋🙋🙋

    Reply
  43. Patrick D Posted on August 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I want to be space when I grow up .

    Reply
  44. R14nyy i Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Dear past and future generations you will miss 4/20/69

    Reply
  45. Haseeb Rehman Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Why being even curios for these event while we have photoshop.

    Reply
  46. [AWP] Spytonio2006 Posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah, I'll miss when that baby would be born

    Reply
  47. Loot Duck Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    when he said Betelgeuse i thought he said beetle juice and thought about that short black guy

    Reply
  48. Siam Siraji Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Hey Future people watching this.. Be happy and enjoy what you have.. Explore the cosmos..!!

    Reply
  49. malawiglenn Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    clickbait BS video

    Reply
  50. O_Snipez_O Gaming Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    6009, nice

    Reply
  51. 错鞘 Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    one fact is that you missing you hair

    Reply
  52. O_Snipez_O Gaming Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Everybody gangsta til the andromeda hits the milky wa-

    Reply
  53. Lasly Blix Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    MILK DRAMA
    MILK
    M I L K
    𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗞
    𝖬𝖨𝖫𝖪
    MILK
    ᴍɪʟᴋ
    ʞ⅂ıƜ
    ㎡ⅠレК

    Reply
  54. Lordkey Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    yoshi is the best, i play mariokart everyday and i am watching endgame, and subcribe 2 pewdiepie
    info:
    Posted on Youtube.com 4:25
    Sunday, August 18, Hinesville, GA, US
    this will be seen in 100 Years

    Reply
  55. Gunguy Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I really like how the main theme (you really aren't missing anything worthwhile) is consistently just barely hiding all of the awful things that are going to transpire

    Reply
  56. Jose Vega Posted on August 18, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I like how he says we probably might be alive, knowing every single person watching this video is gonna be dead, or the earth is gonna be inhabitable

    Reply
  57. R.I.P Peep Posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I'd prefer "Andromedilk" but ok

    Reply
  58. Ugli Bo1 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Hello fellow insomniacs

    Reply
  59. Hayder Al Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:29 am

    …this is more mesmerizing then satisfying videos for 1 hour

    Reply
  60. A G Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Dear future,
    I HOPE THE VSCO GIRLS ARE GONE

    Reply
  61. Jeff Sheets Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Died in dream broke 3 mirrors woke up after getting pulled through by jesus and god him self, wearing his cross from the ark. Respect private time. Meaning i need my own time "my time" i need to find a pure heart, soul, spirit but not perfect; Meaning right or wrong. Every one won't listen my house is always busy, and bam no one gives me my alone time at my trailer.

    Reply
  62. Jeff Sheets Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Lol see NASA

    Reply
  63. twinboom Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Space is fing huge thats why its called space

    Reply
  64. Meh Cookie Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    To be honest, I will rather die than live forever.
    Being alive forever is tiring, Yet you could see the cool things
    in the future but you will suffer. Imagine you love a mortal but dies. And what if the universe is dead and you're alive still.
    tragic.

    Reply
  65. Kim Son Luu GS ämne 1-6 Brogårdaskolan Posted on August 19, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    4:05 see another galaxy coming straight near them?

    Reply
  66. Stinky McBeaver Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    In a million years there won’t be life on earth

    Reply
  67. Nate Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    we don't even know if Earth will exist after 1000 years

    Reply
  68. iKn0wThingz Posted on August 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Theoretically we are in year 12019

    Reply
  69. I don’t Know Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Hey at least all the galaxies will be coming to see the marriage of The Milky Way and Andromeda and the birth of Milkdromeda
    These will be the conversations:
    Galaxy 1: hey did you get an invite to Milky Way’s and Andromeda’s marriage?
    Galaxy 2: no but I hope I do soon!
    Galaxy 3: I did!
    Galaxy 4: what about their child that they will have?
    Galaxy 2: I don’t know
    Galaxy 3: they say it will be named Milkdromeda

    Reply
  70. xXxNOT_THE_FBI_GUYxXx Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    The number 1 song when I was conceived was "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men.
    I guess my parents took that song a little too seriously, lmao!

    Reply
  71. Chandon Burton Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    This comment was posted August 13th at 3:24pm

    to all my grandchildren

    lucky bastards

    Reply
  72. Ethan Starnes Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I'm sad that I'll miss the year 6969

    Reply
  73. Xryx 10 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    My mom and dad still have 265500000 years to meet each other I they still aren’t bored I think I’ll live to 6009 also I think I’ll also live aldromeda or milkdromeda actually I won’t live to 6009 they’ll be born in a few billion years and also I’m also not even born

    Reply
  74. NINJA ASSASSIN 860! Posted on August 20, 2019 at 12:46 am

    When the galaxies collide we will more than likely die it will destroy the planet and our solar system

    Reply
  75. Liam Smit Posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:21 am

    see you space cowboy…

    Reply
  76. Kodek Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Hey future generations. I'm drinking water. Hopefully you know what water is and while you may know what it is, you're probably running out of it. Are you cannibals? (Eating other humans) cause in my time we eat cows, pigs, chickens, and fish. Eating each other is actually illegal. Remember to be thankful for everything you have. Cause we surely didn't….

    Reply
  77. FacepalmDaily Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:48 am

    It's possible betelgeuse already exploded. That light just hasn't reached us yet.

    Reply
  78. Mohammed Mohammed Posted on August 20, 2019 at 4:04 am

    All non muslim men will miss 72 full breasted beautiful virgins. Muslim ladies sorry you will still be sex slaves in Allah's brothel ooops sorry heaven. Everytime I remember heaven I pray to Allah. Allah is great.

    Reply
  79. Diet Cookies Posted on August 20, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Born to early to explore the universe, Born to late to explore the earth.

    Reply
  80. Leonardo Moreno Posted on August 20, 2019 at 4:32 am

    My grandkids: i wanna be a doctor
    Global warming: im about to end this mans whole career

    Reply
  81. ALEC PONCE Posted on August 20, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Your average how to basic videos

    Reply
  82. KT W Posted on August 20, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Okay but where the fuck did he emerge down from

    Reply
  83. Katie xox. Posted on August 20, 2019 at 7:47 am

    5:54 this reminded me of eastenders lol

    Reply
  84. krisdaschwab912 Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:22 am

    So basically, nothing matters.

    Reply
  85. Trxppie Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

    In 3015 fortnite 2 will come out

    Reply
  86. Trxppie Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Sadly we will miss out on fortnite 2

    Reply
  87. David Robinson Posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I love these articles…they are very educational and thought stimulating.

    Reply
  88. The Mr. J Show Posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Did you borrow the bat claw from Bruce Wayne just so you can do that intro?

    Reply
  89. Yoga Andriansyah Posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Andromeda and milky-way got relationships
    REMEMBER NO FOMO

    Reply
  90. Dauitd Posted on August 20, 2019 at 11:19 am

    i want to be a ghost

    Reply
  91. Microwave Edits Posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    He’s got the same birthday as me

    Reply
  92. crEePer? AW man Posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    There are like millions of galaxies. And you're telling me there is no other life there?

    Reply
  93. Meme On the hunt Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    For future generations you will have a new
    Product called MilkDromeda

    Reply
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