The things we see

Welcome to a running timeline of essential content from all over the internet that Very Temporary finds intriguing enough to share. You may consider this a small snapshot of what VT is reading, listening to, and watching.

 

The Entire History of the World (and life)

Posted September 12, 2019

This quirky and endlessly informative 19-minute narrative video of the history of everything we know is a must see. The creator, Bill Wurtz, goes through contiguous scenes rapidly describing the history of the universe, and more specifically earth, without leaving too many stones unturned.

The biggest takeaway from this is how tiny of a speck in time we all are; our problems, failures, successes, ideologies, religious beliefs, heroes, foes and consciousnesses are all fleeting. Considering the bigger picture helps provide the badly needed impetus to avoid sweating the small shit.


The Egg by Andy Weir

Posted September 5, 2019

Written in 2009, The Egg is a short story by American writer Andy Weir, which has seen many adaptations since its inception. The story explores the ‘after-life’ dialogue and experience following a fatal crash between man (“You”) and God (“Me”). Weir’s interpretation of what happens after death, and the Godly authority that controls the narrative, may come off as overly simplistic but yet strangely satisfying. His ability to tell the story without erring too much on the side of one religious belief makes it all the more intriguing.

Kurzgesagt is a Munich-based design studio that creates quirky videos to explain concepts in science, politics, religion, and pretty much any fascinating branch of knowledge one could think of. Mixing educational material with humor, the studio is making good on their goal of ‘inspiring people to learn’.