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Are There Lost Alien Civilizations in Our Past?

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    When we think about alien civilizations we tend to look into the vastness of space, to far away planets. But there is another incredibly vast dimension that we might be giving too little thought to: time.
    Could it be that over the last hundreds of millions of years, other civilizations existed on earth? Indigenous technological species that rose and died out? And that they or their artifacts are buried beneath our feet? What does science have to say about this and what are the implications for us?
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Comentários • 16 836

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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    • Mewtwo
      Mewtwo 20 dias atrás


      LLIW BROWN Mês atrás

      (John 3:16)
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 🙏🏾

    • anime series
      anime series Mês atrás

      Jojo I see jojo

    • Dady z abhi
      Dady z abhi Mês atrás

      @Darth Revan but your just 57

  • Sakaar Nayak
    Sakaar Nayak 7 meses atrás +39093

    Looking at the quality of these videos, I'm confident that the team behind Kurzgesagt is the "unknown advanced civilization" they keep talking about in all their videos.

    • ᴡᴀᴊɪʜ🗿
      ᴡᴀᴊɪʜ🗿 20 dias atrás

      is that a one piece reference?

      LLIW BROWN Mês atrás

      (John 3:16)
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 🙏🏾

    • pyro gamig
      pyro gamig Mês atrás

      @CivilServant95 So in other words, Medic Gaming

    • thebirdbrand
      thebirdbrand Mês atrás

      “Hee, Hee! Oh You!”

    • De Creer 456
      De Creer 456 Mês atrás

      It is a civilization that is EFFICIENT

  • seeni gzty
    seeni gzty 6 meses atrás +3531

    "Just assuming something happened, because we don't have evidence against it, is a trap we should avoid." This is my favorite quote from this video.

    • J M
      J M 17 dias atrás

      @AstralMonkey Religion does well everywhere that people are suffering, and much of the world is hungry and or under repression.
      Religious impulse is especially strong in those with under developed frontal lobes. Something that is common in people that grew up malnourished.
      We actually have a similar issue here in the US, though not as bad. And we are still dealing with a generation that grew up breathing lead fumes, and they tend to be intense in their religious fervor.

    • Al AL
      Al AL 21 dia atrás

      Eg religion😂

  • Wouter Lockefeer
    Wouter Lockefeer 5 meses atrás +174

    I did miss one important aspect. If a civilization ever reached humanity's level of advancement, we'd likely have seen space debris or even remnants of their society on the moon. Would've been an interesting thing to have discussed as well, given how things are different in space. Could any satellites have remained in orbit? How long would it take for an abandoned space station on the moon to be covered in space dust, making it hard to be found? Anyway, great video!

    • Stretch Nj24
      Stretch Nj24 8 dias atrás

      Black Knight Satelite!

    • Walter E. Kurtz
      Walter E. Kurtz 14 dias atrás

      @Nathish Vel Yea, exactly what I was saying

    • Nathish Vel
      Nathish Vel 14 dias atrás

      @Walter E. Kurtz The moon was formed about 4.5 billion years ago. Animals only appeared with the Cambrian explosion no earlier than 541 million years ago (this is a highly simplified statement). The moon-forming collision of Theia and proto-earth was speculated to be so massive that nothing would have survived anyway!! take care

    • Ruther Ford
      Ruther Ford 28 dias atrás

      Yeah a lot of questions

    • Bitchslapper316
      Bitchslapper316 29 dias atrás

      @Niko Yes but not clearly. If they focus in from orbit they can vaguely see things like the apollo lander but they have to know exactly where to focus in and look. For example we have no idea where the apollo 11 orbiter is. Another recent example is the rocket that crashed into the moon, we have no idea where it came from.
      Point is we haven't explored the moon, we can see certain things if we know exactly where to look.

  • PretzelcoatI
    PretzelcoatI 4 meses atrás +367

    Speaking of creating society, I always wondered what would happen if we took ~100 people who all spoke different languages and threw them in a forest. Would they go with an existing language, a different version of one, or create a completely new language to communicate with each other? What if I were to create a language on the spot with a child of mine. If me and my future spouse got a kid, and decided to only teach them English after they could speak a language that we just made up on the spot, would they understand it better than us?

    • Ettina Kitten
      Ettina Kitten 11 dias atrás

      Real-life variations on your proposed experiments have happened on several occasions. Two notable examples I can think of are slave plantations and schools for the Deaf. Both of those things historically have brought together lots of people with no shared language.
      On slave plantations, typically there'd be people from dozens of different African peoples, many of whom have mutually unintelligible languages. While the slave masters all spoke one language and made it vitally important to have at least "following basic commands" level of proficiency in that language, deep meaningful conversations are more likely to occur among equals. Throughout the Americas, we can see several different languages of a type named creoles, which all share the common features of borrowing vocabulary from multiple languages (both African languages and the master's language) and having a simplified grammar, and all originate from the attempts of enslaved people from different cultural groups to communicate with each other.
      In schools for the Deaf, most students historically have been born to hearing parents who are not fluent in any existing sign language. However, the instinct to communicate is so strong that a deaf child raised by hearing parents with no suitable language exposure will begin to invent their own rudimentary sign language, which is referred to as a "home sign" system. Schools for the Deaf, therefore, brought together a bunch of children who each came in with their own self-invented sign language, and who picked up and started using the home signs of their classmates to form a collective sign language. In sign education schools, this typically gets swamped by the influence of the sign language used by their teachers, which is generally an already established sign language. However, in oralist schools, attempts to teach spoken language usually have only minimal impact on the development of the child-invented sign language.
      In both cases, a generational effect has essentially created a natural form of your second experiment. On slave plantations, enslaved people had children exposed to the language mix they were using to communicate to each other, and in schools for the Deaf, after the schools had been running a few years, new students would come in to find the older kids had already established a shared sign language. In both cases, the younger generation took a rudimentary contact language and turned it into a full-fledged language.
      So, if you took 100 people who all spoke different languages and put them together, they'd create a contact language (also called a pidgin) to communicate with each other, which would become a creole as their children learn and embellish it. And if you invented a language to speak to your child, your child would also embellish it and make it more effective than it was before.

    • Syndrome
      Syndrome 22 dias atrás

      @Michael Blair no they would've, if other social animals like wolves and primates like gorillas can communicate without words so can the ppl in the OG's comment

    • Knave
      Knave Mês atrás

      This happens very rarely with people who teach their kids Esperanto instead of their native language, and yes, they're native Esperanto speakers first. Interesting from a linguistic perspective but you can argue it's also a little cruel.

    • preston nguyen
      preston nguyen Mês atrás

      @Rachael Bean so you mean Latin?

    • Banele Hope
      Banele Hope Mês atrás

      Look up "Fanakalo".

  • Punkster
    Punkster 5 meses atrás +717

    3:46 this is a really cool animation, I love the way they limited the framerate, either manually or artificially to makes it seem like an actual timelapse.

    • The Jaded Jester
      The Jaded Jester 3 meses atrás +1

      ​@joemama parden me, I really could have done a better job of condensing this, but I didn't want to spend more than a few minutes on this response.
      I was hoping you'd be able to use examples outside of the thing that already doesn't sound correct. Those things are already not the same thing, so trying to use them to prove that they are synonyms doesn't really cut it for me.
      For example, would you say Manual Intelligence sounds like the same thing as Artificial Intelligence.
      Manual Car/Artificial Car.
      Manual Labour/Artificial Labour.
      For the sake of making it simpler for you, think about the sentence "the lawn mower had broken down, so he had to manually cut each blade of grass with some scissors". Artificially would not work there. But it could work in a sentence like "they used a lawn mower to artificially shorten the grass so it would be more like grass that cows had been grazing at".
      Manually typically means by hand.
      Artificially often is used to mean fake/not natural/pretend
      Like, Manually clearly is referring to a more frame by frame crafting approach to making the time lapse effect the op spoke of. Crafting the time jumps into the animation.
      Whereas Artificially would adding that effect to something that wouldn't naturally have it, editing it to artificially make the animation look like a timelapse via speeding up what they already had made and cutting out bits to simulate a timelapse look.

    • joemama
      joemama 3 meses atrás

      @The Jaded Jester They manually limited the framerate. They artificially limited the framerate.

    • The Jaded Jester
      The Jaded Jester 3 meses atrás

      @joemama I don't think they are though, where are you getting the idea that they are? Can't think of any sentences where one would typically use one where you could substitute the other without the meaning changing.

    • Professor Frog
      Professor Frog 3 meses atrás +2

      @Freg you're doing it in the editing software either way...
      Also lemmino isn't even factually correct plenty of times.

    • joemama
      joemama 4 meses atrás

      @Freg manually and artificially are synonyms.

  • Better Chapter
    Better Chapter 7 meses atrás +10973

    Man, I would TOTALLY wanna play a civilisation style game with kurzgesagt graphics!

    • Rem Torres
      Rem Torres 7 dias atrás

      Well then I'ma fine some mod that has this in Stellaris or Civilization

    • Eisa Uvais
      Eisa Uvais 9 dias atrás

      Dude that sounds freaking awesome

    • blar- blar
      blar- blar 11 dias atrás


    • Shakesy
      Shakesy 12 dias atrás

      Imagine, you create a civilisation and expand it over the solar system, whoever gets control of the Milky Way galaxy first wins

      DANNY IS A MACHINE 12 dias atrás

      They should release a console game

  • Jesse Yules Film
    Jesse Yules Film 4 meses atrás +134

    Human beings have been genetically modern for 150, 000 years. Our accessors were just as intelligent was we are today, and had the potential to do a lot. I would guess that there were many interesting human creations swallowed by the sea at the end of the Ice Age.

    • VRG Custom Carpentry
      VRG Custom Carpentry Mês atrás

      @J_C_ yep and they keep finding additional ancient structures under the sea 80 to 100 ft down, and if the sea level has been rising and dropping in cycles for hundreds of thousands of years we may someday come across something much older

    • J_C_
      J_C_ Mês atrás +1

      Gobekli tepi is ~12,000 years old

    • DOSRetroGamer
      DOSRetroGamer Mês atrás +2

      There is a theory that hunter/gatherers were actually smarter than we are today. They had to know so much and needed so many skills to survive. We on the other hand, have it so easy that IQ levels have been declining for years.

    • VRG Custom Carpentry
      VRG Custom Carpentry 2 meses atrás

      If I were looking for the origin of human society I'd be looking between 80 and 400 ft under the sea. That's why we have such a short history because the sea levels have risen during the evolution of man and most humans still live near the sea. There are monuments on islands that are still to be found that were built well the sea was rising when the land that is now submerged was at the edge of the sea

  • spstiger UG
    spstiger UG Mês atrás +5

    I would be very interested to see a video about possible aquatic civilizations. How would they have formed? Just from human history's achievements, how would it compare: how would aquatic agriculture develop, would an aquatic stone age work, manually labouring against water resistance? Could they advance to a metal age under water? What alternative pathways of industrialization and advanced would there be? I am sure you can make a great video speculating and giving it some thought ...

  • Average Greg
    Average Greg 4 meses atrás +4

    Since there are so many threats on the surface of a planet, e.g. solar flares, meteors, climate changes, etc., wouldn't it be feasible for an advanced civilization to create a craft capable of surviving deep below the planets surface? One that could fully sustain life, and the massive heat and pressure? Perhaps there could be such crafts within planets in our solar system.

  • Guide Book
    Guide Book 4 meses atrás +1

    It's really confounding and captivating simultaneously to think why we are the only ones around, and in the vastness of space, the earth could be described as a mere dust particle that contains a great civilization. Also, it is very apparent that we are separated from everyone else other than ourselves. Humans are curious and on the verge of learning and exploring, and I'm certain that this trademark that characterizes us people would be the main thing that would drive us to investigate and explore the furthest reaches of space. However, we are only in the early stages of this endeavor, and with time as mankind advances, we could be able to get in touch with alien life.

  • Florian Koehl
    Florian Koehl 7 meses atrás +6765

    “If the government is covering up knowledge of aliens, they are doing a better job of it than they do at anything else.”
    ― Stephen Hawking

    • Rosamy
      Rosamy 12 dias atrás

      Yeah, the man who hosted a party for time traveller's said that!

    • Reddy
      Reddy 6 meses atrás

      Guys, can anyone tell me the name of the video where humans would sleep for many years and wake up so that things would go back to normal in nature?

    • abc
      abc 6 meses atrás +1

      That's because it's only a few individuals within the government and private sector. The government is massive, most people within it are oblivious.

    • Cloud
      Cloud 6 meses atrás

      @Mishan 🅥 shut

  • mithradates
    mithradates 3 meses atrás +3

    I remember reading a while back about a collection of bones from 300 million or so years ago (just before the Triassic I think) of undersea animals where all the skulls were collected together, arms together, etc., and a possible explanation was a giant cephalopod predator that basically got bored after eating and hung around in its lair rearranging things. Maybe 50,000 or so years after that guy we had the civilization they mentioned.

  • Nigel.P Clark
    Nigel.P Clark 2 meses atrás +1

    I think there's all kinds of things happening in space and trillions of different intelligent civilisations could have risen and fell without ever finding another civilisation simply due to the sheer size of space

  • Jaime Jimenez
    Jaime Jimenez 6 meses atrás +5

    Ok first of all great animations as always! It is evident how much time and effort and love was put into this video. 🥰
    Second Kurzgesagt always has the coolest topics and the references and Easter eggs in their videos: 👌
    Finally on a certain old topic of existencial nihilism, it would be a shame if our generations are lost forever, unable to be discovered, but that’s what living in the moment is all about. It’s impossible to know 100% that we’ll be remembered. Just get out there and have fun and love one another.
    The end.

  • RandomKnowledgePerson
    RandomKnowledgePerson 4 meses atrás +8

    an interesting idea: what if there was A civilization on earth millions of years ago that got to our complexity? They went to the hunter gather, industrial, and even went into space. But after millions of years as their conquest went onwards earth turn from their main home, into the history books, Into stories, then to myths, into legends, and eventually fell out of memory as the civilization grew on words beyond even our galaxy within a few million years. Perhaps the few that stayed behind forgot of their history and evolved into the different species we see today. Maybe we are even descendants of these.
    this is absolutely not at all based on any sort of facts, and I really don’t believe this is actually true, but it’s just an interesting idea to think about

    • Caesar
      Caesar Mês atrás +1

      Yeah, that would be interesting

  • Simple Deer
    Simple Deer 5 meses atrás +7

    I love thinking about other civilizations. It's fun but I feel just like I'm playing a game that involves magic but we don't have that in reality. Thank you for the video!

  • John Fairweather
    John Fairweather 5 meses atrás +7

    The only point that has ever really made me reconsider alien intervention is the idea that all that is left of them is rocks put together in a mathematic way, yeah it seems legit but if a space faring civilization came to earth there would be more concrete evidence, cause I mean even we brought a flag

  • David N
    David N 4 meses atrás +30

    I've thought about this one a lot and it really is incredibly unlikely for two points: natural resource usage and evolution.
    The time it takes for fossil fuels to replenish would mean any prior industrial civilization would have to have died out (or stopped using fossil fuels) many millions of years ago - long before brains were advanced enough.
    There's also the fact that we see other intelligent species today that have the brain sophistication for culture and potentially even language, like in porpoises and sperm whales. Yet they don't have civilizations, and I feel like the main reason is that they don't *need* to because of how well they already fit their niches, and that civilization is something that isn't objectively "superior" or the expected advancement of any intelligent enough species but a very human, very primate means of coping, and one which presents challenges *to itself* that cause it to expand via competition (agriculture requires land, land is finite, different villages wage conflict over land, larger ones coalesce into governments, more technologically sophisticated governments dominate, etc.) What we've created as civilizations is impressive, and the main factor of differentiation beyond just intelligence is our ability to use tools with fine dexterity. Other species could develop intelligence higher than ours yet never leave hunter-gatherer status because they didn't need to evolve the things we needed to. Our ability to reach outer space is as much owed to our fingers as it is to intelligence.
    So what we see today with human society isn't really all that bespoken of our intelligence (which is still highest of all animals, not to ignore that fact) but of simply time running its course through our unique system of adaptation and self-competition and happenstance of biological form allowing fine manipulation.

    • Ettina Kitten
      Ettina Kitten 11 dias atrás

      I'd argue that cetaceans don't have civilization because they don't have hands.

    • Bitchslapper316
      Bitchslapper316 2 meses atrás +6

      Natural resources wouldn't necessarily play out the same for a few reasons. We can't assume a past civilization had to be as large and wide spread as humans are today to be advanced. We also can't assume they chose the same industrial route we did. There are factors that caused humans to evolve that way. If past civilizations existed they could have evolved and developed much differently. Just one example, the first human electric power plant wasn't coal or gas, it was hydro electric. There are factors that made humans go to fossil fuels that may not have existed with past civilizations (if they existed).

    • Ikki
      Ikki 2 meses atrás

      I agree

  • Wine Cat
    Wine Cat 6 meses atrás +13

    I love that the moral of this is that we have to chose between being hurtful to the planet and humanity, probably guaranteeing our own extinction but at least we will have a legacy for our predecesors; or on the other hand being sustainable, leaving no mark on the biological record but becoming invisible for future generations.

  • gIt gUd nOoBs
    gIt gUd nOoBs 7 meses atrás +2091

    "Just assuming something happened, because we don't have evidence against it, is a trap we should avoid."
    This is my favorite quote from this video.

    • hedgehog3180
      hedgehog3180 4 meses atrás

      @abc You have clearly never actually met a scientist, but the very obvious projection is hilarious and appreciated.

    • abc
      abc 6 meses atrás +1

      That is all fine and dandy, but this becomes a problem when the scientific community becomes elitist and refuse to even search for evidence. We can assume nothing, but we should never lose the courage and curiosity to search for that evidence. If we stay in our house and don't bother to look outside, we cannot say we have no neighbours.

    • Matt Miller
      Matt Miller 6 meses atrás

      I was wondering if someone commented it :)
      I read in a textbook once that science assumes nothing exists unless there is evidence for it

  • Rodrigo Trujillo
    Rodrigo Trujillo 4 meses atrás +6

    I've always loved the theory that between the evolution of Modern Humans and the beginning of recorded history the Lord of the Rings could have happened twice, and we would have been completely surprised both times.

  • Comment_Bot432
    Comment_Bot432 Mês atrás

    The Industrial Aliens part reminds me of End Permian extinction. It fits very well if you ask me. There was a very big extinction event after which genus Lystrosaurus exploded in number for a few hundred thousand years so much so they were the most numerous organisms on the planet. There are higher traces of rarer elements in end permian sediments that give it a distinctive red colour. I know it is unlikely but it is fun to speculate.

  • Dash Bracket
    Dash Bracket 2 meses atrás

    I spent a lot of time thinking about this throughout my life. I'm glad there's a video outlining the plausibility.

  • Elmer Whitaker
    Elmer Whitaker 6 meses atrás

    So this is a question that always keeps me thinking. If their is a advance civilization out there, and they pass all the barriers. Is it possible that they don't want to be found... if they have been around for the required time to be the first or one of the first, is it not possible that they have technology to prevent us front seeing them, or finding them. And they are waiting for our civilizations technology to be at level and only then will they reveal themselves. We haven't even figured out what it take to make life at its most basic form, we only know the requirements to maintain our version of life. So I here is my question to the committee, if there is a advanced civilization out they... what would be the benefit of them revealing themselves to use?

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 7 meses atrás +12242

    Leave it to this channel to always have the most well researched fascinating topics. Mad respect for their consistency.

  • Charles Hampson
    Charles Hampson 4 meses atrás +3

    Humans: Are we the only civilization in the universe? Have there been any others in the past?
    Ants: *Are we a joke to you?*

  • Neil Kadu
    Neil Kadu 4 meses atrás

    Kurzgesagt, I always (like) you videos, I can understand the efforts that your team puts in, while making these awesome vids. Thnk you and keep it up.

  • Ruaan Grobler
    Ruaan Grobler 4 meses atrás +1

    Wow. Your visualisation team really did exceptional work on this one. Love it! Well done.

  • ouki
    ouki 6 meses atrás +1

    This video is so well made, the animations keep getting better and I LOVE the music in the background. KEEP IT UP KURZGESAGT!!

  • aeo
    aeo 7 meses atrás +1945

    These animations are rapidly improving, and yet I thought there was nothing to improve because it's just that good. You guys never cease to amaze me with the quality!

    • Pedro
      Pedro 6 meses atrás +1

      Now they just need to upgrade to 4k for the extra crispness

    • Marcel Suck
      Marcel Suck 6 meses atrás

      Im in!!!

      BLUE MONSTROSITY 6 meses atrás +2

      The budget you have when you have 18 million subs

    • JimDP Animation
      JimDP Animation 6 meses atrás +2

      @Edward Asare thanks man,I appreciate your comment

    • Edward Asare
      Edward Asare 6 meses atrás +2

      @JimDP Animation Don't feel bad! they have a dedicated team, they are still improving, this not only their passion, but their occupation!
      Do you work as an animator of some sort?
      Imma check yo stuff out, its bound to be better than mine and many others, or any of my buddies, me and some of my friends can barley draw stick figures, and that's only for the nostalgia XD
      Edit: Just saw a roundhouse mma kick i belive from ya channel,
      Its a bit "slow" but sht is smooth! keep grinding fellow internett person!

  • Flogga
    Flogga 3 meses atrás +11

    If humans are alive long enough to persist thousands of years into the future, the internet will be an incredibly interesting and strange look into the past. Imagine being able to see videos of ancient Egyptian lifestyles. Those people will be able to experience something incredible looking back at us, ancient early internet humans

    • Flogga
      Flogga 11 dias atrás

      @Lord Goofus I like your thoughts, definitely interesting! I personally don’t think we can assume that this kind of data will just be wiped. It’s possible an all encompassing form of audio storage will be created and we can just have an infinite database of history, the storage space of which I’m sure we’ll have enough of.
      Although it definitely brings up the question of what will be considered relevant history in the future. In the past we haven’t had much information to keep, not even close to the 1 trillion MB of data uploaded to the internet per day. It’ll only be exponential from here and I wonder how insignificant this point in time might be for them, with nearly every human on the planet uploaded their lives daily. I’ve just gotta believe the advent of the internet must be an incredible point in time to explore in the future

    • Lord Goofus
      Lord Goofus 11 dias atrás +1

      it's unlikely anything on the internet today, will still be around in 30 years, let alone thousands. Assuming certain content is still around in a thousand years, the next problem is knowing how to decode it. A developer today knows how to play an MP3, because the file format is well documented and understood. In a thousand years the format would no longer be known as civilization would've moved on to something superior. So the digital archeologist would need to somehow recognize that the file is an audio file, then decipher how to play it when they have no reference telling them how the audio is encoded.

    • niuthon
      niuthon 20 dias atrás +1

      but the vastness of BRclip is such unmeasurable, that it will require special skills and archeological investigations to find anything of use in years to come

  • Mims Turkie
    Mims Turkie 5 meses atrás

    Hello kurzgesagt.
    I love your videos they have been an amazing entertainment and fun to learn new stuff. Your show is my favorite.
    Although i have a question and i dont think anyone would make the best study and research about it.
    What if male and female humans get the same biological body?
    What if anything between are appearances that are different become the same?
    What would happen to humans world?
    I have been asking this theory but no one has the answer. It was out of curiosity only.
    It would mean so much if you could make a video about this.
    And again i am so grateful to find you on BRclip you are all amazing thank you so much.

  • Sir Uoro
    Sir Uoro 5 meses atrás +2

    Imagine there was a civilization just like us in the Era of dinosaurs that even attempted to ward off the asteroid. Just like that, we could all disappear as well. So scary to think about

  • Hitman
    Hitman 6 meses atrás +1

    It is possible, archeologists have found very old artifacts that were too advanced for that age.

  • Rage Winterchill
    Rage Winterchill 7 meses atrás +1669

    My favorite lovecraft stories were always the ones that dealt with ancient non-human civilizations on earth that existed millions of years ago. It really sparks the imagination to wonder about all the things that could've happened in the millions of years that we werent around, and also what horrible things couldve possibly brought an end to those civilizations.

    • Jonas
      Jonas 7 meses atrás +1

      @M1 LEGEND In short, lovecraft was a sheltered and very unfortunate writer. His life was not great and he was afraid of everything new, be it, people of color or, air conditions. Which led to him writing some pretty solid stories.
      You can easily by reading judge which stories were written in high periods of his life, cause they are vastly better than his other works.

    • Gabriel Satter
      Gabriel Satter 7 meses atrás +1

      Lovecraft had one heck of an imagination, but he was a terrible writer.

    • †BibleBlessing†
      †BibleBlessing† 7 meses atrás

      @Jay Donovan You're right!

  • silas
    silas 5 meses atrás +1

    I really appreciate the effort you make to produce these fantastic videos👏

  • Vikare Haixer
    Vikare Haixer 4 meses atrás +1

    interesting to think that both layers of rock AND space may separate us from other intelligent life, also im really glad this video didnt go in the direction of "what if aliens made the pyramids!" like i feared lol

  • Richard Wilkin
    Richard Wilkin 4 meses atrás

    We could be separated from other intelligent civilisations by both space AND time. But of course, how would we know?

  • Plaid Penguin
    Plaid Penguin 2 meses atrás +1

    They said time was our blindspot in the idea of aliens so could it be possible that life existed and evolved on another planet much earlier than earth and that a mass extinction or series of global extinctions wiped them out?

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 7 meses atrás +182

    They really take quality over content

    • MASTA
      MASTA 5 meses atrás +1

      @electrowolf932 well, every verified account are like that. Thirsting for petty likes

  • Cygnus A
    Cygnus A 6 meses atrás +1

    I want to thank you for inspiring and convincing me to follow my dreams of becoming a scientist, without you I might have been like, a lawyer or something. Let’s just hope I can get past all the education

  • Scott Irving
    Scott Irving 2 meses atrás

    I wanted to say "No, that's ridiculous" but then I realized how much effort it sometimes takes to excavate stuff from ROME, which we know about, and existed pretty recently all things considered.
    So yeah, if something existed millions of years ago, it could be around somewhere. Huh.

  • Jay Bingham
    Jay Bingham 4 meses atrás

    "The continuation of our civilization is...guaranteed." Guaranteed to end. There's no solution for contending against the ravages of entropy. We likely don't come anywhere close to making it to the end of the first trillion years. And, yet, there will be hundreds...even thousands (or more)...of those that will keep the universe busy.

  • mazipan
    mazipan 2 meses atrás

    What if there was a civilization so advanced from us that they made a way for all their even most advanced tools to be so sustainable that it decomposes faster than what we have now which is the reason why it's hard to find any of them.

  • Steve Boge
    Steve Boge 7 meses atrás +2094

    while it's always nice to imagine other life forms that use their brains in a similar way to ours such as on Star Trek, what often seems to get overlooked is that you don't always need to be able to build cities for your species to continue for a very long time. For example, the crocodiles. If we do find life in other solar systems one day, I would expect most of it to be non-technological. I once heard something like "Evolution doesn't have to produce the best, just what's good enough" and it made sense.

    • hedgehog3180
      hedgehog3180 4 meses atrás +1

      Horseshoe crabs are actually the best example, crocodiles have changed quite a lot but horseshoe crabs have remained almost the same for as long as they've existed. Though I bet the actual best example is some super simple microorganism that just never leaves fossils, some mega simple chemofile.

    • Orion Polestar
      Orion Polestar 5 meses atrás

      @Justin Warthen technically humans have decided what counts as life or not, so if we say it’s not alive then it can’t be. The only way we could not recognize something as being alive would be if it fit the requirements for life and we just didn’t notice.

    • Swayed
      Swayed 6 meses atrás

      Lol why do people think were so advanced its the other way around were the crododiles while the aliens dont even care enough to contact us

    • Legacy
      Legacy 6 meses atrás

      @Epic Music we cant see the aliens because the aliens are invisible to everyone except people who work for the history channel

  • Bearmafiaseriously 0963

    Could we consider that they might be primitive, or we would've discovered them?

  • Donnie Walsh
    Donnie Walsh 4 meses atrás

    Thanks for making the world a better place guys.
    It gives me hope

  • Overseer-θ'
    Overseer-θ' 5 meses atrás

    This is something I've speculated about for years, but only now, by this very video, have I actually given it some thought. So, thanks for re-igniting my interest in this subject.

  • Atreyu, Moonlit Soul
    Atreyu, Moonlit Soul 6 meses atrás

    Please do a video on Thoruim!! When people hear “nuclear energy,” the first thing they think of is Uranium. Thorium is hardly talked about, and could replace Uranium entirely as a source of nuclear power. Id LOVE to see you guys talk about it!

  • James Gaines
    James Gaines 7 meses atrás +1584

    I had a professor in college who thought about this topic. He said he thought the presence of big oil and gas deposits disproved any prior industrial society - they would have found them and used them up, like we're doing, and they don't regenerate fast enough to hide it.

    • hedgehog3180
      hedgehog3180 4 meses atrás +1

      @Alexander Rahl While you might not be able to figure it out this is not a difficult task for chemists, biologists and physicists. There's only so many ways you can extract energy and only so many resources that can possibly come into existence on our planet, you can figure them all out through simple chemistry and physics and then a paleontologist and microbiologist could figure out which ones could possibly arise on our planet. Given that however no one has come up with something like that we can safely rule this possibility out. At the same time we'd still have evidence of the absence of this fuel source, like shit would literally be missing where there very clearly used to be something, we have run into something like this at least once, which was Gambian Uranium mine that had a weird amount of depleted Uranium and then scientists were able to figure out that it had been depleted by a natural nuclear reactor 1,7 billion years ago. So the fuel source being used wouldn't even make it undetectable because the geological features it produced when it was around would still be detectable and we'd then see a weird absence of it.
      And in a way this has actually happened but just biologically, we've been able to detect life without actually finding any fossils by finding the changes it made to the chemical make up of certain rocks and the atmosphere in the past. So we'd be able to detect if a civilization did it in the same way but it'd be a lot more noticeable because of the speed at which it happened and the clearly intelligent way in which it was done.

    • Jay Donovan
      Jay Donovan 6 meses atrás

      @DistinctiveBlend here's the thing I didn't believe in it either until my sister died. The day of her funeral I cried out to God I didn't know which God just cried to God said I was sorry. Now God was the one who woke me up because I cried to him so hard. Now all the sudden I was on the computer which I was never on before and I was looking into everything about the earth I mean everything I looked in Aliens I looked in all the conspiracies. But it was the truth that was in plain sight that kept coming out and all the signs and symbols in the world. Look the stuff I'm going to tell you is easily verifiable. The celebrities have been telling you for years that they sold their soul for fortune and fame they're not kidding. And it's even not even an argument that they say this they're on film saying it all the time. Now the celebrities they hang out with the presidents in the world leaders even campaign for them. Turns out all the world leaders at the top know the devil's real and they worship Him openly. There's photographical evidence of all world leaders and you can look it up yourself they all Flash the devil horns in the 666 signs with their hands when they get on the teleprompters because it's the devil who gives him power and God made it that they have to show it in plain sight. Now also the famous musicians and famous athletes all flash these hand signs as well because they know. And they all cover the one eye on their face to show that they gave themselves to the devil that's what the one-eyed symbol that has to do with. Now I saw a testimonies of heaven and Hell after seeing all this and I could tell those people weren't lying. That's when I actually told Jesus I believe and I told him I was sorry for what I did and he answered my prayer so it wasn't like a figment of my imagination when God answers your prayer you know he was answered he's God. Now even you know there's a God that's why you're looking into aliens you want to think maybe the aliens is your god or is there really a real God but you know there's a God. Now that's why I share my testimony because God after I did this when I gave up my sins he showed me the rest of my sins and dreams. Then he showed me all the crazy stuff that I was saying cuz it's true. He told me that we were kicked out of heaven that's why we're on the earth with the Devil. He told me that there's going to be a Rapture where he's going to remove all the kids and all the Christians and it'll be 7 years of judgment in plagues. This is why they're programming people with aliens they have to say the aliens took the people that's the only excuse they have. Now God also showed me Barack Obama will be the Antichrist so I get everything I have to say is a crazy message. But we're in the end times and the Bible's going to play out that it's real and it already is right now. God wrote the Bible and it's his word so it will happen. And all the stuff God showed me will happen God can't lie. So you can either dismiss me as crazy or you could find out for yourself and tell God you believe Jesus died for you and tell him your sins and see if he answers you like he did me. And I guarantee you if you're serious he'll answer you. But almost everybody leaves the Earth and goes to hell not because of sin because they reject God think about it if everybody you created told you to go f yourself and that you didn't care about you what would you do with those people that told you to f off that you created. God's holy he's not going to let a bunch of people that tell him off and full of sin into heaven that's not how it works the Earth is a prison if you don't get right with God you can't go back to heaven. That's why people want to have heaven on Earth because they're going to hell afterwards they just don't know it.

    • DistinctiveBlend
      DistinctiveBlend 6 meses atrás +1

      @Jay Donovan Sorry Jay but your threats of hellfire have no effect. I see no reason to believe in your mythology, rather I see many reasons why it isn't true. But in saying that if it brings you comfort (which I find odd but ok) you're welcome to believe it.

  • Cartoon Corpze
    Cartoon Corpze 4 meses atrás +1

    10:35 is that a Jojo reference?
    Damn, their animation keeps improving.
    I love Kurzgesagt for their animation style and the way they can explain things, I learn so much from these videos.

  • Crow
    Crow 3 meses atrás

    There is a fun theory i heard about. Basically a great flood is reference in a lot of different cultures which could have been a results of a comet hitting earth causing massive changes in the climate leading to the dying off of multiple megafauna. This would have supposedly occurred 12,000-10,000 years ago predating the Sumerian Empire.
    When this great disaster happened, it caused a massive reset in human culture. An “advance” civilization that had the ability to travel the sea with great accuracy, an ability we didn’t even perfect until the 1800s, was essentially erased from history.
    Why do we think this is a possibility? Well, i forget how but a map maker in the early 1500s was making a world map using smaller maps, some up which were very old, but not only that, were from the Library of Alexandria. One of this maps display Antarctica on the bottom of it when it hadn’t been discovered yet, it also accurately depicted a land formation that, when the maps were made in the 1500s, were already well under water.
    So that’s one piece of evidence, other things that suggest an older “advance” civilization is obviously all this ancient structures that we have no clue how they were built. These structures from across the globe across many ancient cultures have similar architecture and similar beliefs about life after death.
    The Amazon is currently reveal a lost civilization with genetic information that shouldn’t be there with our current understanding of human migrations.
    The whole thing comes together as
    1. An decently advance sea faring cultures existed give or take 10,000+ years ago.
    2. A great desastre occurred causing a drastic changes in the environment
    3. Advance humans lost there society as a whole and left as refugees to the Hunter-Gather tribes since they knew how to live off the land.
    4. As these survivors spread out across the world in search of refuge, they brought along their culture, beliefs, and most importantly, knowledge.
    5. Many of this new refugees were view as “supernatural” because of their advance knowledge. Some may have became known as “Civilization Bringers”. Myths or legends may have been inspired by this people trying to spread the knowledge of the lost civilization. These people could be the inspiration for “The Handbags Of The Gods” seen depicted in stone across many Ancient Monuments around the world.
    These is just a fun theory. I’m not saying this is true or fact. Simply compiling knowledge of the past.
    Feel free to google “Lost Civilization in the Amazon” and “The Handbags Of Gods”

  • TheGoldenGuard
    TheGoldenGuard 4 meses atrás +2

    It would be awesome if extremely early civilizations were way smarter than us and worked on things we only dream of, just with less industrial technology. The only reason we wouldn’t know this now is because they hid their knowledge so well we can’t find it

    • John Collins
      John Collins 4 meses atrás

      I do believe the average person was capable of deep thought and was more observant with less preconceptions a long time ago. Think of all the distractions of modern society and technology that keep us from simply sitting and thinking.

  • Riko Ch.
    Riko Ch. Mês atrás +1

    Crazy how we only lived a fraction on earth’s time but just enough time to destroy it.

  • Xavier
    Xavier 7 meses atrás +4124

    It's great how Kurzgesagt referenced a renowned marine biologist at 10:35. It really shows how dedicated they are to science.

    • CJ S
      CJ S 3 meses atrás +1

      @Against thepods 😂
      Thanks for the laughs
      Your online activism is very important and useful 👍🏼
      Being so insufferable and stupid that it becomes comedy for anyone scrolling through comments is just sunshine on a cloudy day

    • Against thepods
      Against thepods 5 meses atrás

      @markigirl27 CARE

    • markigirl27
      markigirl27 5 meses atrás

      @Against thepods oh since u graced us with ur presence oh great god of virtue what do we do next ? LOL

    • markigirl27
      markigirl27 5 meses atrás

      @Vyshnav shabu nair I read that like how Micheal Jorden would say it

    • kugelblitz - X43A
      kugelblitz - X43A 6 meses atrás

      @binod tharu binod

  • Sean McClendon
    Sean McClendon 4 meses atrás +11

    Whenever my dad says that aliens helped build our ancient civilizations I just say that he’s underestimating humans because while unlikely we’ve been able to do such amazing feats such as building great structures like the pyramids thousands of years ago it doesn’t mean that we were incapable of it. There are amazing people in every time period

    • TheTerrorHamster
      TheTerrorHamster 4 meses atrás +6

      Ancient concrete is far more dureable than modern concrete but the knowledge about how to make it got lost.
      It boggles my mind how they came up with a way to make it so much better so long ago and how we can not replicate it today even with our technologie that lets us research material in atomic detail.

  • Jileel McDaniels
    Jileel McDaniels 4 meses atrás

    Alien civilizations doubtful, but I do tend to think something like Atlantis once existed. The megaliths that dot the world , kinda give credence to that idea I think. Especially when you take into accounts legends of the people who built them and the possible younger dryus impact.

  • Marquis
    Marquis 3 meses atrás

    I am not sure about some details, which I will write now: but I heard once, that the human being throws a certain material into the environment (only I don't know which one), which in the quantity is an indicator for artificial occurrence, caused by an intelligent living being. And sometime in the past (I don't know in which geological epoch), scientists saw something like that.
    Maybe some else knows more about it? Another science channel made a video about it, I think.

  • Gunika
    Gunika 6 meses atrás

    I don't think I've ever seen more breathtaking animation in my whole life. I think this channel should be aired on tvs ngl. Kurzgesgt exceeded our expectations yet again 😭😭😭😭

  • Alan Gardner
    Alan Gardner 7 meses atrás +1856

    For industrial level civilizations, I can imagine we would find evidence of their existence on the moon, given its geologic and atmospheric stability. Being industrial enough to send resilient items there would be relatively easier than being a civilization who could find those tiny artifacts. Maybe someday we will be advanced enough to be able to rule out certain kinds of civilizations in the solar system simply by seeing no evidence of them on smaller stable bodies like the moon.

    • Ee urr
      Ee urr 6 meses atrás

      @Granto Hooks Nah the moon came to be when the earth was still uninhabitable bro no way its man made and the process is also highly unlikely.

    • SirKaioken
      SirKaioken 7 meses atrás

      @Granto Hooks I've always thought about this, the moon is so vital for us here on earth
      but Jupiter is also another planet that makes you go "Wow without this body we'd have been gone long ago". Without Jupiter's Gravity taking the grunt the asteroids we may not be here today. With a time span like 4.5billion years and the existence of the kardashev scale, the possibility that the only remnants of a long lost super society being the moon and Jupiter (two bodies which have been immensely helpful for us on earth) isn't all unlikely. The crust recycles itself so after say 2 billion years there could be nothing left on the earth to find

    • Mac George
      Mac George 7 meses atrás

      @Pat West Becuase he said it launching would do that and it out pust so little enrgy that the efect is prctaly non existant.

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay 6 meses atrás

    "Just assuming something happened, because we don't have evidence against it, is a trap we should avoid." This is my favorite quote from this video.

  • ecal
    ecal 4 meses atrás

    the sound, the background music, the animation, the information.... This channel has the best videos I have ever seen. Amazing work!!!!

  • Adventure No.x
    Adventure No.x 4 meses atrás

    If advanced industrialised civilisations existed in Earth’s past and they had their own space ages, would there be artefacts in our space backyard?

  • PennyAfNorberg
    PennyAfNorberg 4 meses atrás

    I asked an expert in a local paper how we do know that it wasn't anyone before us for example around 65 minion years ago. And got the answer : the layers are in order, large scale digging would be visible in that way, and we haven't found any, so no great mines far back. We ought to have some big radioactive glass-things from nuclear tests in sand.

  • Conner
    Conner 6 meses atrás +2962

    You bet that if this scenario ever happens with humans, and the future aliens are looking at our remnants that they’re 100% going to get rickrolled at some point

    • GrandDaddyPluto
      GrandDaddyPluto 8 dias atrás

      Rick roll is a religion. Change my mind

    • Frodo Dabbins
      Frodo Dabbins 14 dias atrás +1

      @Brother Kotello "Recently, we've deciphered a line reading roughly, 'The mandates art known to thou as I.' This may rather ominously allude to a draconian, Hammurabic system of crime and punishment."

    • Frodo Dabbins
      Frodo Dabbins 14 dias atrás

      @Brother Kotello "Recently, we've deciphered a line reading roughly, 'The mandates art known to thou as I.' This may rather ominously allude to a draconian, Hammurabic system of crime and punishment."

    • Brother Kotello
      Brother Kotello 15 dias atrás +1

      @Frodo Dabbins "Must have been some sort of allegiance pledge to the ancient nobility."

    • The Depressed One
      The Depressed One Mês atrás +1

      Now they’re gonna see this and be careful

  • Jayden M.
    Jayden M. 5 meses atrás

    every time i watch kurzgesagt i realize how little my entire life is in the scale of the universe. Our 80-100 year lives will one day be in history books, and there are billions of years to come in the future. Makes you think of your great great great great grandchild living in 2200

  • Xan Halophage
    Xan Halophage 6 meses atrás

    It's worth noting that another feature of civilisations is their growth. In order to become sustainable, it seems like you need a headstart of some kind that definitely isn't sustainable - fossil fuels.
    It's also worth noting that with the advent of fungi, new fossil fuels can no longer form, and we're almost out of them.

  • Gabi Austen
    Gabi Austen 3 meses atrás

    Tbh, a definite answer is impossible to give. It could be that we or something else reached pre-industrial civilization status tens or hundreds of times. U could even have advanced civilizations, as long as they for example consciously chose not to use plastic, burn natural resources for energy, etc.
    We have excavated nearly nothing, especially ALL that potentially lays under the ocean. We need more marine archeology, not in the sense of finding old ships, but in the sense of excavating old structures.

  • creator 44
    creator 44 4 meses atrás

    What if there was a sustainable and biodegradable civilization that mastered propulsion and left earth to avoid a large impact or something and went to proxima centari with fusion drives and antimatter boosters and brakes, evolved and maybe did something with AI then sent scouts ahead a few hundred years before they returned and that’s the UFOs we see now?

  • Sense of Mind
    Sense of Mind 7 meses atrás +1072

    “Just assuming a thing happened, just because we don’t have evidence against it is a trap we should avoid.” This channel always manages to blow my mind but keep me from going off the deep end into irrational speculation.

    • Nick
      Nick 7 meses atrás +2

      @DGA GAMING there's no proof that there's a God but humans also can't prove that there is no God or a higher/Divine being let's leave it at that since arguing about this just makes both sides loose, you can't make up an argument when there is no evidence, I too don't believe in a God but am I going to be a piece of shit to everyone who does?? C'mon man you're embarrassing

    • Nick
      Nick 7 meses atrás +1

      @Luka Tim how did you manage to mix in real life to hypothetical speculations 🤡🤡🤡

    • Cristian Rivas
      Cristian Rivas 7 meses atrás +3

      @DGA GAMING absence of evidence is not evidence of absence either, and kudos to you for believing you are smarter than all religious people, I guess it may be good for your self esteem but it is definitely horrible for your character

    • Hairoun
      Hairoun 7 meses atrás

      @DGA GAMING Lmao bruh please don’t call me kid. That’s like the most common insult teens use to sound condescending to people online. Bruh your idea of religion isn’t even correct. You saying preying is just showing your bias and how close minded you are cause you can apply those things to so many other aspects of society yet just like those other things, religion has positives to a lot of people’s lives. You disrespecting it doesn’t make you better than them nor is that disrespect based on correct principles. Simple or complex Science doesn’t prove that. Please don’t act like an expert on these things either. There topics we talked about in the scientific community that aren’t even considered or treated definitive by even the most biased supporters. If you don’t know what’s before the Big Bang then you can’t argue against ones beliefs on it. That’s literally what beliefs are. Opinions on how certain things are the way they are. Some beliefs and explanations you can disprove with research into but a lot of things are so complex or so far beyond our time that we can’t. Stop trying to reduce and simplify things it’s so weird you’re continuing to die on this hill for literature. You dropped the North Korea thing but for some reason you’re stuck on this. Like lmao bozo you do realize there’s a difference between religious texts and literally every other literature in history? Are all literature claiming the events really happened and try to claim the history of the world with it? Are all literature a millennia old with strong cultural significance to basically everyone in the world? If Enders game had a flood just like in the fault in our stars am I supposed to conclude it’s the same as literal historical texts that mention of similar events, which could potentially imply that these events did happen and could’ve been turned into a holy symbol by people who saw it? Like your inability to see nuance is actually insane idk why you keep going circles on this. I wouldn’t be so sure you were a high schooler if not for this like fr. It’s whatever though you’ll grow out of it. For all I know you only be like this online and just don’t say anything irl. Regardless be respectful of people’s beliefs cause if someone shits on you for being an atheist you don’t really have a moral hiring to stand on, regardless if you think you’re right or not

  • Kapil R.
    Kapil R. 2 meses atrás

    Even if it was real and there was so much advanced race in the past then we would have found atleast some evidence. Definitely there we're some advanced races but none of then even reached industrial age. We would definitely found some artifacts.

  • jonny j
    jonny j 6 meses atrás

    I love how you can hear parts of the human origin's video soundtrack here. Think it was one of the first kurzgesagt videos I ever watched, and one of my favourite soundtracks from your videos too, along with the exploding every nuclear bomb video :D

  • Connor-Craig Sellars
    Connor-Craig Sellars 6 meses atrás +1

    As a hardcore science lover there’s one part of me that cannot let an ancient astronaut theory go.

    • Studentofstones
      Studentofstones 2 meses atrás

      out of all the pseudoscientific hypothesis, that one is sadly the worst. of course it would hypothetically be possible for one or more advanced civilsations to have visited earth, but why there are no unambiguous artefacts to prove the hypothesis. That being said, human/hominid species have been extremely adaptive and creative, tool technology, even 300.000 years ago was extremely complex and impressive so we would have had absolutely no need for extraterrestial intervention :p

  • Space
    Space 5 meses atrás

    It would be so cool if our host civilization returns to earth after these few billion years and are like "Oh wow, look at what we can do even without our billions of years of advancements!"
    Or just as cool, our ancient host civilization no longer exists and we are some of the last of our interstellar colonial species, left here on earth billions of years ago.

  • SniperMoose
    SniperMoose 7 meses atrás +1343

    They really take quality over content to heart. The production value and research that goes into each and every one of these videos is absolutely amazing! Keep it up Kurzgesagt

    • Brandon
      Brandon 7 meses atrás

      nuclear war 2022 usa vs russia

    • David Davids
      David Davids 7 meses atrás

      'quality over content' ??? the logical inference from your statement is, the quality is good, and the content is schett. which would not have bothered me. but, then, you go on to confusedly praise the channel.?!? lmao

    • Eugene James Bon
      Eugene James Bon 7 meses atrás

      that's why i love their videos!

    • KTK :O
      KTK :O 7 meses atrás

      The infographics show - quantity
      Kurzgesagt - quality

    • running skunk chess
      running skunk chess 7 meses atrás +2

      @Mishan 🅥 dude what the heck don't go criticizing these guys they probably do waaaaaaaay more than you

  • Nuttyz
    Nuttyz 5 meses atrás

    That could be a good explanation for caves because their houses got burried like fossils and slowly decaded and eventually form caves from soft ground collapsing and exposing the 'fossils'

  • Yoann Grudzien
    Yoann Grudzien 5 meses atrás

    There is another layer on which we would potentially leave somet traces of our existence, not in the ground, but in the sky, or more exactly in orbit around Earth, with all our satelites and debris floating around the planet. I'm curious, how long would they remain ? Would a part of these fall back down to Earth at some point, or escape Earth's orbit ?
    Also if an advanced civilisation capable of sending machines into orbit had existed on Earth before us, would we have been able to find some of their artefacts there, and for how long would they have been able to remain there ?

  • ADM
    ADM 6 meses atrás

    Have you ever considered doing a video on Ou'muamua? Loeb's book is interesting and I think it would make for an interesting video to consider the possibility of it being artificial as well as the counterarguments

  • Ricardo Villalba
    Ricardo Villalba 4 meses atrás

    What about artificial satellites? An old, advanced civilización could have been able to launch spacecrafts that stands for eons.

  • Jack HandMa
    Jack HandMa 7 meses atrás +500

    It's great how Kurzgesagt referenced a renowned marine biologist at 10:35. It really shows how dedicated they are to science.

  • Dylan cooper
    Dylan cooper 4 meses atrás +3

    The animation of these videos always make me so happy!

  • Skyler D
    Skyler D 4 meses atrás

    Asteroids or debris from spacefaring aliens could have introduced the first lifeforms to earth!

  • Pranjal Bajpai
    Pranjal Bajpai 6 meses atrás

    *Please make your next video on Quantum Entanglements: The spooky action at a distance* 😍💖 would love to have your explanation on the whole thing
    Btw i loved this one✌🏻

  • Steven
    Steven 2 meses atrás

    The stuff we leave in space, on planets and on the moon will show evidence of our existence a lot longer than most stuff left on earth.

  • Fernando Santoianni
    Fernando Santoianni 7 meses atrás +828

    Here's then another idea for a future video: which animal species may have the potential to evolve to human-like intelligence and create a civilization of their own? I suppose that not everyone, and that there must be some requirements. A video about rogue planets pointed that underwater species may not have fire, and without it the chances to manipulate materials to make durable tools would be severely limited.

    • yak B.
      yak B. 6 meses atrás

      @Joel Vanwinkle both also have no way of handling tools..Im more banking on octopus they got everything it takes but the social behaviour

    • Joel Vanwinkle
      Joel Vanwinkle 6 meses atrás

      @eSCAPE that or a type omega civilization

    • Jacob Goodstone
      Jacob Goodstone 7 meses atrás

      @Chris Graham True, but I think we are the most intelligent organisms, but it's dumb to brag about it

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    • yak B.
      yak B. 7 meses atrás

      What a lot of people (smart as we are) generally overlook in this is the factor our social behaviour had on this. Humans dont actually stand out as much by intelligence (hard to measure as well) but by our capacity to work together and teach each other over generations. That was the key difference. Our social behaviour made us getting smarter a good survival strategy. Octopus live for at most a couple of years, yet after only 1-2 of life and NO parental guidance they are able to solve complex puzzles and move out of human designed safety enclosures. Compare that to a 1-2 year old human toddler - or a child of our ancestors. Who is to say what they would be capable of if they were just more interested in helping each other and work as a team. If they could have a lifespan similiar to ours and teach their children. Any other intelligent life is closely related to us and simply lacked the fingers or social bonds we have.

  • Artificial_Night
    Artificial_Night 5 meses atrás

    Just a question but how likely would it be that there was time and space before big bang and that space shrank to such a size that it would start the big bang?

  • Alexander van Rhijn
    Alexander van Rhijn 4 meses atrás +1

    Kurzgesagt, perfecting the blending of hope, anxiety, and wonder.

  • Hops
    Hops 2 meses atrás

    I would love a city skyliness game with the art style of kurzgesagt like going from the tribal era to the industrial era

  • z3rokill
    z3rokill 6 meses atrás

    A topic that would be interresting is if humans could have reached their goals easier if we were the size of ants. Goals like going to space, living in Harmony with nature and so on

  • Gergely Lukács
    Gergely Lukács 7 meses atrás +704

    The team at Kurzgesagt has been visibly advancing their animations and style in their latest videos. Just look at those frosted glass effects and 3D renders! Amazing, information-packed video, as always.

    • Jordan Ramsdell
      Jordan Ramsdell 7 meses atrás +1

      I think it took a while for the new changes in animation style to grow on me. Some of the videos using this style felt a little too "busy" to me compared to their older videos, but I feel that they struck an amazing balance in this particular video. The narration, music, and art blend together really well. I'm particularly impressed by the diorama-style scenes: the new animation style works perfectly for this, and it's really reminiscent of the wonderfully illustrated science books for children that I used to read while growing up.

    • Gergely Lukács
      Gergely Lukács 7 meses atrás +1

      @tbird81 I think you misunderstood my intentions with that comment. I posted it because I had never seen Kurzgesag use such effects so extensively, thus I was genuinely impressed.

    • MurppyIsDurppy
      MurppyIsDurppy 7 meses atrás +1

      @tbird81 shush my guy

    • Mike Knight
      Mike Knight 7 meses atrás

      @Walkman thanks bro

    • Walkman
      Walkman 7 meses atrás +2

      @Mike Knight 8:02 here you go

  • Spaghetti Monster
    Spaghetti Monster 6 meses atrás

    ...crushed to dust as the tectonic plates smash into each other, forcing the old down underneath melted back into lava. Or forced up into giant mountains as the plates collide shoving material up rather than down. I bet humanity has come and gone more than once in all that time. I think we have a better chance of finding clues in the middle of solid mountains than we do digging underneath, where the friction would create heat melting any chance of finding proof of humanities past.

  • GS_Shafted
    GS_Shafted 4 meses atrás +1

    With the quality of these videos I’d believe anything they’d say

  • Hidden Corners of Serbia
    Hidden Corners of Serbia 6 meses atrás

    I adore your videos! I just love the creativity of the narrative and visuals!

  • Lamin Balajo
    Lamin Balajo 5 meses atrás

    What if we find primitive aliens,we always think of aliens as more advanced than us but what if they weren't

  • Bowie mtl
    Bowie mtl 7 meses atrás +1259

    Whoever made the 3d animation at 8:05, huge thumbs up! The 3d animation in the video is subtle but things like the shaders look really good along with the 2d animation

    • Bowie mtl
      Bowie mtl 6 meses atrás +1

      @Jay Donovan go touch grass

    • Marcus Mouyat
      Marcus Mouyat 6 meses atrás +1

      I'm a game developer and I'd love to see a breakdown of the shaders and lighting setup involved, so we can have better 3D graphics with flat cartoony colours, cel-shading and stuff like that.

    • Reshpeck
      Reshpeck 6 meses atrás

      @Jay Donovan Just because Nick Malachai criticized your methodology doesn't mean he has rejected God. Maybe God has been trying to tell you to tone things down a bit, that you've stopped listening to Him, that He doesn't just give his disciples one command and that's it, but rather that He requires communication with you in order that you can grow into a more effective messenger, but you are so full of your own ideas that he hasn't been able to make himself heard and so he asked Nick to speak to you.
      Maybe. Or maybe not. But surely it wouldn't hurt to check in with the Big Guy and see if he hasn't been trying and failing to get ahold of you recently.

  • MossyKiwiBird
    MossyKiwiBird Mês atrás

    Imagine the advanced civilization after us finding the fossils of dinosaurs in the same layer we are in and also millions of years before us. They would be slightly or very confused

  • MegaPlayer28
    MegaPlayer28 4 meses atrás

    1:30 that scene looks lika a video game where you have to survive and develop your small village. That would be so cool to see as a game! 👍

  • Lokimoki
    Lokimoki 4 meses atrás

    I have a few ideas for video:
    1 what if the roman empire never failed and entered a industrial civilization
    2 what if china and rome created trade and a diplomatic relationship
    3 what if the dark ages never happened
    4 what if ww2 didn't happen where would the world be technologically/or if ww2 lasted longer
    5 what if fossil fuel technology internal combustion happened at a normal rate than what happened
    6 where would the world be if battery and desalination technology wasn't classified

  • Zellder
    Zellder 6 meses atrás

    Neat story idea. A bunch of intelligent species evolved on and even left earth. But humanity is the first species to develop from none renewable recourses and to leave a mark on the geologic level.