The Most Efficient Way to Destroy the Universe – False Vacuum

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  • Published: 21 October 2016
  • What if there is a way to destroy the universe so fundamentally that life as we know it will be impossible forever?

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_vacuum

    physics.aps.org/articles/v8/108

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    ctc.cam.ac.uk/outreach/origins/quantum_cosmology_three.php

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  • Sealies Cooking Channel
    Sealies Cooking Channel  11 hours back

    If this could happen and it has, the fact is even its only 1 million light years away, that will be 1 million more years on earth, and you will be dead regardless therefore you have absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

    • Katsu Zatoichi
      Katsu Zatoichi  15 hours back

      How can it be worse than me disappearing? Anyhow, I have learned from Hollywood, I simply jump really fast and hide behind a concrete pillar

      • JumpMetler
        JumpMetler  20 hours back

        Roses are red,
        Violets are blue,
        the title is german,
        the video should be too!!!!

        Thumbs down for a german title and an english video.
        Pls don't use custom titles for ohter languages rather use your original vidoe language. If the vidoe is ENGLISH, ALWAYS use an ENGLISH title.
        What if an Russian is doing that. I can read the title, click on the vidoe but then i don't even understand one word.

        • anonymous orca
          anonymous orca  1 days back

          guys don't worry the vaccum decay only happens in Mac books

          • Code Orange Films
            Code Orange Films  1 days back

            You actually couldn’t see a non light thing moving at the speed of light until you were in it if it did happen.

            • Trickgamer_ Ammo20
              Trickgamer_ Ammo20  1 days back

              It's just amazing on how you get more than millions of views every video.

              • regot
                regot  1 days back

                this seems far from normal quantum physics but still a small chance to be possible, but this means gravitons could maybe also do the same thing

                • Sea sun
                  Sea sun  1 days back

                  Is "Kurzgesagt" a english channel?
                  Because the name is not englisch

                  • Dr. Anonymous
                    Dr. Anonymous  2 days back

                    Can we get the answer for existential crisis if we raid Area 51???

                    • Gideon Parmonang
                      Gideon Parmonang  2 days back

                      So SpongeBob try to measure a continent using a ruler...

                      • Saraswathi K
                        Saraswathi K  2 days back

                        Scientists are bad at names and I am extremely bad at naming so I dream to become a scientist

                        • DJDEmooN B0Ss
                          DJDEmooN B0Ss  3 days back

                          Ooh I thought
                          Decay prounuce as
                          Desay

                          Its really dekay
                          Aaaahh decay

                          • Nikolai Dmitriev
                            Nikolai Dmitriev  3 days back

                            In other words nothing to worry about

                            • lawofmurphy3
                              lawofmurphy3  3 days back

                              A reference from The Office and Spongebob?! 😉

                              • Chungus
                                Chungus  3 days back

                                Nobody:

                                Kurzgesagt: heeeere comes the existence crisis

                                • AAALE
                                  AAALE  3 days back

                                  5:30 : * SAD HIGGS FIELD NOISES *

                                  • Emerpand
                                    Emerpand  3 days back

                                    Thank you. I can't sleep now.

                                    • raksh9
                                      raksh9  4 days back

                                      So... Bootës Void, anyone?

                                      • Ignacio Gomez Duran
                                        Ignacio Gomez Duran  4 days back

                                        What if black holes are vacuum pits that confine themselves by their huge mass?

                                        • Julian L
                                          Julian L  4 days back

                                          Sans on the thumbnail

                                          • Sovjet-Union
                                            Sovjet-Union  4 days back

                                            Most metal band name ever

                                            • Harish Khan
                                              Harish Khan  5 days back

                                              Everyone(Aliens) like that!

                                              • Sky Trast
                                                Sky Trast  6 days back

                                                a plasma nuclear bomb be out of control may be will be doomsday

                                                • generalnawaki
                                                  generalnawaki  6 days back

                                                  ...the birth of a new universe. with new physics and new laws. is...is this how we came to be?

                                                  • charlie putzel
                                                    charlie putzel  6 days back

                                                    Kurzgesagt: "What if our universe had a self destruct button?"
                                                    Me: "So you mean what if our universe was designed by a mediocre mad scientist who fights a light blue platypus."

                                                    • Sean Feely
                                                      Sean Feely  6 days back

                                                      What if we live in a stable higgs field inside another universe

                                                      • KillJoy the WonderBoy
                                                        KillJoy the WonderBoy  6 days back

                                                        Capt: Thanos..didd you snap?
                                                        Thanos: No..not yet? why
                                                        *everything turning to dust*
                                                        Both:......aw man

                                                        • Shapeshift_Moon
                                                          Shapeshift_Moon  7 days back

                                                          If a False Vacuum is appearing and it freak out law of physics, wouldn't that make it potentially faster?

                                                          • Grant Fiedler
                                                            Grant Fiedler  7 days back

                                                            Y'all gonna inspire the next super villain

                                                            • Jonas Höglund
                                                              Jonas Höglund  1 weeks back

                                                              If vacuum decay hit black hole? What happends? Who win :D

                                                              • Leonardo Rosenthal
                                                                Leonardo Rosenthal  1 weeks back

                                                                Plot twist: Vacuum decay is in the time axis and is called past.

                                                                • Inky Mermaid
                                                                  Inky Mermaid  1 weeks back

                                                                  What would happen if;
                                                                  1) The ice caps melted completely
                                                                  2) A new form of mutation were to threaten to kill humanity
                                                                  3) The universe imploded and then caused another Big Bang

                                                                  • Mats Man
                                                                    Mats Man  1 weeks back

                                                                    Thx

                                                                    • Robert Huffman
                                                                      Robert Huffman  1 weeks back

                                                                      Everything dies. When I die the universe (AKA all things) will cease to exist. Nothing is scary. Make the button, give it to me, say goodbye as I will push it.

                                                                    • Creeper Awman
                                                                      Creeper Awman  1 weeks back

                                                                      The most efficient way to destroy the universe:
                                                                      false vaccum




                                                                      wait what

                                                                      • Apple 06
                                                                        Apple 06  1 weeks back

                                                                        How exactly is physics being changed to physics we don’t know worse than the complete destruction of everything we’ve ever known, including us the only known beings who observe and care about said physics

                                                                        • Vold Ravenclaw
                                                                          Vold Ravenclaw  1 weeks back

                                                                          Thank you! A method of destroying that pesky universe that doesn't take billions of years! This'll be useful.

                                                                          • Philip Aubin
                                                                            Philip Aubin  1 weeks back

                                                                            Except that aren't some parts of the universe expanding faster than light, so the new Higgs field could not reach them?!

                                                                            • MetaDragon
                                                                              MetaDragon  1 weeks back

                                                                              Kurzgesagt: Vacuum Decay will destroy all forever




                                                                              Quantum tunneling: *hold my metastability*

                                                                              • Papaya Tasty
                                                                                Papaya Tasty  1 weeks back

                                                                                A feminist in a nutshell.

                                                                                • mike18metro lolz
                                                                                  mike18metro lolz  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Uh let's see a black hole sucks all matter in so in essence a black hole could be the wrong term for that object and it could very easily and could be a vacuum decay! Because it acts like a universal imploding vacuum inside a vacuum

                                                                                  • ItzMeSwaggy
                                                                                    ItzMeSwaggy  1 weeks back

                                                                                    what if this isnt true??????
                                                                                    thats what i keep telling myself

                                                                                    • Matthew
                                                                                      Matthew  1 weeks back

                                                                                      You should make a video on the long term affects of ignoring climate change

                                                                                      • Candler Evans
                                                                                        Candler Evans  2 weeks back

                                                                                        What would happen if a grain of salt hit the earth at 1,000,000,000x the speed of light?

                                                                                        • Wilmer Kai Tilma
                                                                                          Wilmer Kai Tilma  1 weeks back

                                                                                          ... Okay

                                                                                        • George West
                                                                                          George West  1 weeks back

                                                                                          @Wilmer Kai Tilma a grain of salt is about 0.00005850 grams, multiplied by ~3*10^8(1,000,000,000) (the speed of light times a billion^2) is 5.2577178e+30. divide that by 2 to get the kinetic energy of the salt, being 2.6288589e+30, easily enough to kill all (or almost all) the stuff on earth, and probably leaving a lot of debris around a mass that would be, what we once called, the earth.

                                                                                        • Wilmer Kai Tilma
                                                                                          Wilmer Kai Tilma  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I have no idea

                                                                                        • Candler Evans
                                                                                          Candler Evans  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Yes but what would scientifically explain what would happen

                                                                                        • Wilmer Kai Tilma
                                                                                          Wilmer Kai Tilma  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Go to graystillplays universe sandbox 2 video, he does more stupid things like that

                                                                                      • ChrisPlayz
                                                                                        ChrisPlayz  2 weeks back

                                                                                        me;(watches this video)
                                                                                        FBI agent:were in the endgame now

                                                                                        • NecroMelodia
                                                                                          NecroMelodia  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Biologists: These species are called homo-sapiens, homo-erectus, bacteria, canis lupus familiarlis, felis cactus, among other things and other species

                                                                                          Physicists: we call this a black-hole, because... it's a hole.. that is also black

                                                                                          • NecroMelodia
                                                                                            NecroMelodia  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Biologists: This species is called homo-sapiens, homo-erectus, bacteria, canis lupus familiarlis, felis cactus, among other things
                                                                                            Physicists: we call this a wimp particle because it's wimpy