Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox

  • Published on: 24 August 2017
  • Black holes are scary things. But they also might reveal the true nature of the universe to us.

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    How Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox
  • Runtime : 10:13
  • black holes holographic principle information paradox hawkings radiation space universe earth end of the universe future far future


  • Tyrell tuala
    Tyrell tuala   10 hours ago

    take a girladd a deep voice atomcreates a man

  • falco830
    falco830   11 hours ago

    Maria can clean that room of laundry, Maria can clean anything...

  • Mitch Bertacchi
    Mitch Bertacchi   12 hours ago

    My brain is going to become a black hole with this much stuff being crammed into it

  • sonictimm
    sonictimm   14 hours ago

    A bug crawls into your hardcover book. You immediately panic, and slam the book closed, crushing the bug in the process. When you reopen the book, you see it there on the page, completely flattened. Not totally two-dimensional any more than the letters on the page, but as flat as flat can be nonetheless.While you observe the flattened insect, a large spider crawls onto the same spot in your book. Jumping from your seat, you slam the book closed again. Upon inspecting the page you left off on, the insect is completely obscured by the spider. The lump appears flat as can be, but has grown in mass now that both bugs are imprinted into it. The "information" of the bugs is all still there, but the insect's information is irretrievable until you get past the spider's information. Could you get to the information without removing the spider on top?Does the surface really tell the whole story? For all intents and purposes, I doubt it.There are two scenarios I could see for all information within the black hole being visible to an external viewer:1) All information really is encoded on the surface of the black hole. Information is still held in the original particles, but compressed. Therefore, the black hole would have to be hollow, allowing all molecules to be on the surface, facing the outside. The "information" would truly be encoded in its entirety on a flat surface. Given the great gravity of black holes, I doubt this.2) The particles are piled on top of each other, like the bugs in my previous example. For their information to reach the surface of the black hole and escape, Hawking Radiation emitted must escape to the surface of the black hole, and subsequently escape the event horizon, even if the original particles are buried deep.Alternatively, Hawking radiation may only emanate from the outermost layer of the black hole, which means the "information" is not accessible without digging into the black hole. Very similar to the bug example if the viewer cannot use penetrating EM waves.I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts or facts to shed more light on this. If that anyone is you, please comment below and enlighten me :)Disclaimer: I suck at physics :P

  • Carlos Spiceywhiener
    Carlos Spiceywhiener   16 hours ago

    black hole? A hole in what exactly? the sky? You dont know its a hole. Its a stupid idea a hole. There are no holes. This is a guess at best a lie at worst. Its definitely not science. Its science fiction.

  • Pizza Reed12
    Pizza Reed12   19 hours ago

    0:36 “Gravity is almost infinite”Me: what, how is something almost infinite, like- if- Brain.exe has stopped responding

  • Volky
    Volky   1 days ago

    I love you Kurzgesagt. You do so much for information.

  • TheWichtelist
    TheWichtelist   1 days ago

    📲*00212.645.75.23.01* *Whatapps*📲سـمـعـت🧏‍♂️ كــثــيــر مـن الـشـبـاب يــبــحــثــون عــن طـريـقـة فــعــالــة✅ لــتــكــبــيــر الــقــضــيــبوأنـا أبـشـركـم😉 أنــي حــصــلــت عـلـى الـطـريـقـة الأصـح👍 والــمــنــاســبــة👍 وهــتــشــكــرنــي بــعــديــهــاتــواصــل مـعـي وأنــا بــشــرح لــك سـر الــوصــفــة الـواتـسـاب *00212.645.75.23.01*📲

  • Firo Huang
    Firo Huang   1 days ago


  • Arianna Benoit
    Arianna Benoit   1 days ago

    Cue the Flat Earthers claiming this is what they meant the entire time.

  • Mark Prothero
    Mark Prothero   1 days ago

    What does "almost infinitely strong" mean? (00:35)

  • aa aa
    aa aa   1 days ago

    Humans know almost sweet fuck all of what REALLY happens inside a black hole, or even what they really are, or do. it might take thousands of yrs before even know half of the truth. All this is theories. but when we finally do. it will change EVERYTHING, literally.

  • A K
    A K   1 days ago

    So we will become information

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  • David Vasile
    David Vasile   2 days ago

    Are you german because kurzgesagt thats german

  • LePenguin Amigo
    LePenguin Amigo   2 days ago

    A black hole can also create another universe by eating more black holes (black holeception) and create another big bang

  • Nam Ree
    Nam Ree   2 days ago

    0:07 he is the new thanos

  • SG Plays
    SG Plays   2 days ago

    He promotes flat earth theories

  • CheeseBallzRBig *
    CheeseBallzRBig *   2 days ago

    It’s funny cuz at the time this video was made there was no proof black holes were real

  • Noob 9281
    Noob 9281   2 days ago

    Me: goes to Microsoft Words Me: types universeMe: press backspace Me: I've deleted universe

  • Croud Circle
    Croud Circle   2 days ago

    I bet you a 100$ that the guy speaking have no idea what he is talking about

  • Ian Turner
    Ian Turner   2 days ago

    “We need absolutes-”ONLY A SITH DEALS IN ABSOLUTES! 😂

  • King Sans
    King Sans   2 days ago

    I Heard This "the universe is a hologram"...BILL CIPHER?