Multiverses, Nihilism, and How it Feels to be Alive Right Now

Published on August 2, 2022



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About this video essay:
An analysis of the metaphorical meanings of multiverse stories, and what they reflect about the burdens of modern existence.

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Chapters:
0:00 Prologue
0:16 A Brief Intro to Quantum Mechanics
0:56 Marvel at the Multiverse
1:53 That Funny Feeling
3:23 Accidentally Meaningful
4:07 Post-Modern Miscommunication
5:58 Rick and Morty are here too
7:25 Sucked Into the Void
10:57 Zugzwang
12:19 Wubbalubbadubdub
13:13 Ironic Detachment is for Suckers
13:57 Marvel Can’t Keep a Secret
14:45 Black Pills and Member Berries
15:50 Alone with Infinite Selves
17:04 The Burden of Being
18:56 Cosmic Meaning
22:08 Hope in the Dark
27:04 Take a Voyage

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