Why Are You Alive - Life, Energy & ATP

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At this very second, you are on a narrow ledge between life and death. You probably don’t feel it, but there is an incredible amount of activity going on inside you. And this activity can never stop.
Picture yourself as a slinky falling down an escalator moving upwards - the falling part represents the self replicating processes of your cells, the escalator represents the laws of physics, driving you forwards. To be alive is to be in motion but never arriving anywhere. If you reach the top of the escalator there is no more falling possible and you are dead forever.
Somewhat unsettlingly, the universe wants you to reach the top. How do you avoid that and why are you alive?
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    0:04 when I accidentally say no to my mom

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    Li

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    So if you reach the bottom of the escalator, does that mean you’ve achieved immortality? Now I’m also thinking of different slinky sizes to represent a variety of lifespans...

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    IUxsundew

    Degi Síðan síðan

    hi im a slinky on an escalator, what's your name?

  • Artour Babiev

    Artour Babiev

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Fucking lie
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    Rohnan Bentley

    2 dögum síðan

    The universe wants us to die and for it to die, so a universal suicide pact is what's going on.

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    Arnav Narang

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    jon smith

    3 dögum síðan

    wrong wrong wrong

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      jon smith

      2 dögum síðan

      @SSM MARBLE too much to type, but life is not what they think or would tell you. life is free electric information the universe is alive. we are part of a living expression that only last a moment, it is our perception that is misleading. and that is all i will say. good day. btw the cause of the condition of the planet is just to the left of the sun coming around with venus and will pass earth. one is blue the other is red and has two tails. it is the destroyer.

    • SSM MARBLE

      SSM MARBLE

      2 dögum síðan

      What is wrong?

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    Jonathan Thawng

    3 dögum síðan

    5:12 is where the meme is at if you’re wondering.

  • Name Here

    Name Here

    3 dögum síðan

    Man, I never thought that teaching ATP metabolism could be so existential.

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    BradTheBreadstick

    3 dögum síðan

    4:20 taste the sunnnnnn

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    Skippin Docs

    3 dögum síðan

    In the beginning god created the heavens and the earth, that’s why

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    kaarman

    3 dögum síðan

    is it possible that somehow the energy recycles itself ? orrrr heat death ...?

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    Sunskkar singh

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    Entropy video ?

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    Julian_IDK

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    7:43 *_soon_* (check subtitles for context)

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    Alper Yilmaz

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    0:39 So after the sling falls it gets eaten by monke at 0:55

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    0:00

    • Alper Yilmaz

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      The meme

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    Outstanding Fabulous

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    Some of the comments made during this are done with such a serious tone that they fall into your subconscious without you considering how absurd they sound in/out of context.

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    you can skip the journey to the top and just jump off the side of the escalator too

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    5:56 well then im related to every animal in the world


    C O O L

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    Explanation for the video: *Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell*

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    so is the answer to immortality to jump off an escalater?

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      @Alien r/woosh

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      9 dögum síðan

      that was an analogy

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    Andis Rozenbergs

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    Love that they use bird for everything

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    9 dögum síðan

    ugh why dose cells have to evolve, now I have to try to survive. Imagen that!?!?!?

  • veryfragile 0

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    10 dögum síðan

    FOUND IT

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    10 dögum síðan

    Dedicated to all those cells which came together to kick start the slinky. Salute to them!!!!!

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    The universe wants to kill off as many organisms as possible to free up server storage space because there’s too many players on the servers

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    7:44 THANOS SNAP

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    When your mother ask you about your grade
    0:01
    at this very second. you are on a narrow ledge between life and death

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    11 dögum síðan

    Alive from electromagnetic static electricity. Electrical conductivity and density place humans at the low high voltage end of the high voltage scale for all matter. The body works from positive voltage as well as, opposite negative voltages colliding and releasing from the heart. The electrical current flow that occurs in the body as the Earth orbit Microvectors open and close per second; causes Bioluminescence in the body. The light is focused through the eyes and provides vision. Stars flicker occasionally by the same electricity that the body does. The earth itself is the contact point for our body's positive side charge. The air is our negative contact point. The air and earth come into constant contact with each other daily, causing a complete circuit and earth heart beat. Bioluminescence is in the living inhabitants and the atmosphere. Density as well as, electrical conductivity changes in the body causes heart and sight problems. Remember at the universal level; voltages are high enough in human hairs to cause baldness, so bone density stability is how electricity passes through the heart. The medical world can keep a heart pumping artificially when bone density flops: Though the voltages of Jesus are rare. Jesus had powerful universal alignment in timing, so he could raise from death and restore the Bioluminescence for sight. Simulation. My name is
    Charlie John Thomas

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      Toastbrottitan _

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      Are you stupid?

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    "And you are dead forever" how comforting of Kurzgesagt

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    13 dögum síðan

    Nobody -
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    0:01

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    13 dögum síðan

    Ah yes, the PoWErHoUse of the cell, the allmighty mitochondria

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    v

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    WHAT? Cell is evolving!

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    v

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    4:18 noW wE CaN Eat sUnLight

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    0:00 When your parents yell your full name

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    14 dögum síðan

    so basically, we are all very much alive and that we want to think that we are dead inside

  • curious. me

    curious. me

    14 dögum síðan

    お前はもう死んでいる
    俯いたこのおでこトントン叩いたのは
    きみなのかな? 違うのかな?
    目を開けたいのに まだ怖いんだ
    夕焼けってなんだかさみしい
    お願い、待って
    もうすぐもっともっと呼ぶから
    俯いたこのおでこトントン叩いたのは
    きみなのかな? 違うのかな?
    目を開けたいのに まだ怖いんだ
    夕焼けってなんだかさみしい
    お願い、待って
    もうすぐもっともっと呼ぶから
    あたりまえみたいな言葉なんてやめてよ
    だってほしいの、 ほんとの気持ちだけ
    まだ、 まだ、 こどもだって言うんでしょ
    わかってるの 変わりたいの だけどね
    そっとそっと教えて
    新しい世界の鍵回して
    背中を抱きしめたい、 なんてね
    ちょっと幼いって知ってる

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    curious. me

    14 dögum síðan

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    • curious. me

      curious. me

      12 dögum síðan

      @Heyitsmejulie yc thanks wise one. you've opened my eyes.

    • Heyitsmejulie yc

      Heyitsmejulie yc

      13 dögum síðan

      I watch this in 25 x speed and I thought this was so adorable. I was like go girl go do your thing

  • Aurora DiPeso

    Aurora DiPeso

    14 dögum síðan

    4:17 ONE DAY, A CELL FIGURED OUT, HOW TO EAT THE SUN

  • Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel Dreemurr

    15 dögum síðan

    Well I haven't really felt alive since 2012 but okay

  • ENAF

    ENAF

    15 dögum síðan

    Me encantan estos vídeos :)

  • IAmSeamonkey

    IAmSeamonkey

    15 dögum síðan

    9:55 i now really really want a pet duck

  • PlaZma KittEn

    PlaZma KittEn

    16 dögum síðan

    Omae wa mou shinderiu. NANI?! 5:01

  • Pixin Clever

    Pixin Clever

    16 dögum síðan

    we had soils.

  • Shadowy

    Shadowy

    17 dögum síðan

    There's so many references and memes in this video. I love it.

  • JacksoN64

    JacksoN64

    17 dögum síðan

    What if someone falls off the escalator

  • DelaY

    DelaY

    17 dögum síðan

    Why people watch this video: To study
    Why I watch this video: Meme

  • MD Abu Tayeeb

    MD Abu Tayeeb

    17 dögum síðan

    When 2 world war happens
    And Global warming occurs
    And AI becomes incredibly advanced
    Also A global pandemic happens
    Most importantly...



    Kurzgesagt says a meme



    YOU JUST KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING !!!

  • Melina The Cat

    Melina The Cat

    17 dögum síðan

    Thank you ancestor cell for eating a that other cell.

  • Bill No name

    Bill No name

    18 dögum síðan

    Life makes energy its not energy wheres the 9🥽

  • Aurora DiPeso

    Aurora DiPeso

    18 dögum síðan

    When you say: A cell figured out, how to eat the sun. Me: 0_0 waht

  • Quack the duck

    Quack the duck

    18 dögum síðan

    You heard it, mom. I can eat sugar only

  • ZorbaNoodle

    ZorbaNoodle

    18 dögum síðan

    "why are you alive?"
    because my dad's latex glove for his ding dong broke :(

  • Dizzy formula

    Dizzy formula

    18 dögum síðan

    "All life is based"

  • Jalen Stimes

    Jalen Stimes

    19 dögum síðan

    0:00 When you accidentally slam the door after your dad yells at you

    • Gembul Gaming

      Gembul Gaming

      15 dögum síðan

      Lmfao

  • Elmatador DeAngel

    Elmatador DeAngel

    19 dögum síðan

    "The universe wants to kill you"
    Alright time to dip out to the 4th dimension

    • Toastbrottitan _

      Toastbrottitan _

      5 dögum síðan

      Time?

  • Danny Nakew

    Danny Nakew

    19 dögum síðan

    I liked the ball hit the duck and making the "AGHL" sound.that is hilarious dude

  • try just try and stop

    try just try and stop

    19 dögum síðan

    I don’t feel so good

  • Tom Wesley

    Tom Wesley

    19 dögum síðan

    So basically the universe is a server and the mods don't like when things normally out of it's capabilities happen.

  • جلال المسلم

    جلال المسلم

    20 dögum síðan

    لا يمكن لهذا النظام المعقد والدقيق أن يُخلق بدون خالق، سبحان الله العظيم
    سبحان الله الخالق المبدع الحكيم

  • Nixelus

    Nixelus

    20 dögum síðan

    i
    am
    here
    for
    the
    fucking
    meme

  • King Ace

    King Ace

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Nice video. And LMFAOO that cell said "nani!?"

  • Thomas R

    Thomas R

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Kurzgesagt has all the answers a sounds like your mother because it is the education protocol preparing you to exit this simulation for the next higher order simulation.
    Good luck out there.

  • Ronin

    Ronin

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Good vid, but the whole 'live vs dead universe' thing is very western thinking, and annoying w as much as you use it. There is no such thing as magic. Emergence is a synergistic phenomena based on the fundamental laws of the universe. Everything auto-arranges; no getting underneath that. In that sense, everything is simultaneously 'alive' and 'dead'.
    edit: yes I understand it was for the entropy angle, but even so, the above is still true.

  • SophiaDraco

    SophiaDraco

    21 degi síðan síðan

    6:13 ay i found the old evolution map

  • TysonNM

    TysonNM

    22 dögum síðan

    Anyone else notice the monkey had a slinky?

  • Katarina Stamenkovic

    Katarina Stamenkovic

    22 dögum síðan

    0:01 meme

  • war robots epic gamer snake

    war robots epic gamer snake

    22 dögum síðan

    "Why are you alive"




    Idk

  • Alya Arisya

    Alya Arisya

    22 dögum síðan

    "Greatest anime betrayals" got me

  • Nizar Smart

    Nizar Smart

    22 dögum síðan

    This may be the best documentary ever on such subject! Tremendous!