In this short video, a man named Dave shares an interesting and complicated concept that he thought of by using a simple instrument, his arm. Dave used his arm to symbolize a timeline that begins from the start of defined time, passes through the moment where civilization was born, and then reaches to the unknown.
He also expounds on Moore’s law, which states that since the birth of computers, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles every 2 years. This means that in about 11 more years, computers will be exponentially better than the human brain and that great things may be invented such as creating a virtual universe like the matrix or the simulation of nature.
Dave then presents an idea that the people living today were born during when science was just beginning to grow and the lives of people have been greatly improved. However, he reminds us that even if Moore’s law is indeed true, this world and everything in it will come to an end eventually. It may be because of war, anarchy, famine, deadly plague, or when the sun turns to a red giant and consumes all the nearby planets, including Earth.