Dreaming in Apocalypse Again

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I am grateful for most of my dreams, especially since they are a rarity these days for whatever reason. Last night I had a dream where I saw a book with all the names of everyone who had ever lived. The names were ordered chronologically, and I saw the name of the last remaining man and saw that he had long since passed on. The only other thing I can remember is that the ink was blue and that man was from Indochina.

I think my dream about the end of mankind has inspired in me a strange, lingering curiosity about the end of the world. In some trivial investigations, I came across the following mind-blowing wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future This thing is PHENOMENALLY INTERESTING. In fact, in my mind it kind of reads like an insane science fiction novella. My favorite tidbit from this list, placed at some ultra-hyper far flung future date (I can't read the number written there, can you?): (10 to the 10th to the 50th power years from now) "Estimated time for a Boltzmann brain to appear in the vacuum via a spontaneous entropy decrease." What's a "Boltzmann Brain" you ask? Well, the answer is equally fun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_brain

This is, officially and emphatically, my favorite Wikipedia page until I find the next favorite.


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About the Author

PhD Candidate in Japan, researching Narrative in Games. Responds favorably to Thrash Metal, Karaoke, and Dungeons & Dragons.

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