TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)

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Published: 2 months ago
Support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep | Get the soundtrack: https://bit.ly/2HKl9fi | How's it all gonna end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be.

We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, the final fate of the cosmos - to name a few.

This is a picture of the future as painted by modern science - a picture that will surely evolve over time as we dig for more clues to how our story will unfold. Much of the science is very recent - and new puzzle pieces are still waiting to be found.

To me, this overhead view of time gives a profound perspective - that we are living inside the hot flash of the Big Bang, the perfect moment to soak in the sights and sounds of a universe in its glory days, before it all fades away. Although the end will eventually come, we have a practical infinity of time to play with if we play our cards right. The future may look bleak, but we have enormous potential as a species.

Featuring the voices of David Attenborough, Craig Childs, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Mike Rowe, Phil Plait, Janna Levin, Stephen Hawking, Sean Carroll, Alex Filippenko, and Martin Rees.

Big thanks to Protocol Labs for their support of this creation: https://protocol.ai/

And to my Patreon supporters: Juan Benet, Kalexan, Laine Boswell, Holly, Dave & Debbie Boswell, Abraxas, Alina Sigaeva, Aksel Tjønn, Daniel Saltzman, Crystal, Eico Neumann, geekiskhan, Giulia Carrozzino, Hannah Murphy, Jeremy Kerwin, JousterL, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Leonard van Vliet, Mitchel Mattera, Nathan Paskett, Patrick Cullen, Randall Bollig, Roman Shishkin, Silas Rech, Stefan Stettner, The Cleaner, Timothy E Plum, Virtual_271, Westin Johnson, Yannic, and Anna & Tyson.

Soundtrack now available: https://bit.ly/2HKl9fi and coming soon to iTunes/Spotify/Etc

Peace and love,


Concept, music, writing, edit, and visual effects by melodysheep, with additional visual material sourced from:

NASA Goddard
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
How the Universe Works
Deep Impact
Wonders of the Universe
Moon raker vfx reel
Voyage of Time

Voice sample sources:

Attenborough Davos Speech http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/En12muPduux/vid.html?
Craig Childs - Long Now Talk http://longnow.org/seminars/02013/jul/29/apocalyptic-planet-field-guide-everending-earth/
Brian Cox - Wonders of the Universe Episode 1
Neil deGrasse Tyson interview with Bill Moyers https://vimeo.com/84075447
How the Universe Works - Season 3 Episode 2
Will The Universe Ever End with Lawrence Krauss https://www.closertotruth.com/series/will-the-universe-ever-end#video-2549
Janna Levin TED Talk http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/sKoGxvT9zLe/vid.html?
A Brief History of Time (1991) http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/QVjKxEKxfAU/vid.html?
What Happens in the Far Far Future https://www.closertotruth.com/series/what-happens-the-far-far-future
Sean Carroll TEDxCaltech http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/Y4Rw8gyTaMW/vid.html?
Alex Filippenko - TEDxSF http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/4G0uEyPtAg-/vid.html?
To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/0X0W-2AdKcp/vid.html?
Martin Rees interview http://www.closertotruth.com/series/what-happens-the-far-far-future#video-3625

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hey guys. super proud of this piece - been toying with this for a year now and stoked it's finally out there. hope you enjoy. any questions??

2 months ago

And, I still care about my school grades.

What a shi*

1 week ago

Only one question
How do you know it

1 week ago

Where in Washington State are you? Seattle here

2 weeks ago

If light cant even escape a black hole why do they think sound can?

1 month ago

You have an astonishing knowledge and talent...
Keep with the good work!

2 months ago

Man everything mankind did for this world will all be for nothing and it will all be forgotten 😔

7 minutes ago

Sun: *runs out of fuel
Also sun: *becomes red giant
Earth: Oh thats hot. Thats hot.

Mars: *got a ring
Saturn: *lost a ring
Also saturn: am i a joke to you?

Sun: im strong! Im a red giant!
Also sun: *turned into a small white dwarf
Still sun: reality is often dissapointing.

Antartica: *ice slowly melt
Penguins: this does not put a smile on my face

Meteor: *hits earth for 2nd time
Earth: ah sh*t here we go again

Damn. Memes.

21 minutes ago

Well that escalated quickly lol

22 minutes ago

This might be one of the best videos I have ever seen on YouTube. Great props to the people that worked on it.

34 minutes ago

My atoms: after this guy die we'll keep existing, we'll be part of another thing
Me:*watches this video* 10:44
My atoms: shit

37 minutes ago

if that was true the life in the univerese is doing cyle and also it will going to start a new beggining

52 minutes ago

There is something precious in your life that you do not earn and do not own, yet it is freely given to you. It’s something we all take for granted, not recognising its importance or significance.

That thing is, this moment, and the next moment, and all of the moments of your existence.

There are no good reasons to believe that you own these moments. You did not create the world and the life that it contains – and you played no role in bringing yourself into existence.

There are no good reasons to show that you have earned these moments or that you even deserve another moment in your life. Such a blessing can never be acquired or repaid by someone who doesn’t have the power to bring himself into existence.

If someone has given you something precious that you haven’t earned and something that you don’t own, how does that make you feel? Grateful?

Shouldn’t that instill an immense sense of gratitude in your heart? Of course it should.

But - who should you be grateful to?

The answer is simple.

The One who created life and gave it to you.

So don’t be like the one who has been given a gift, and starts thanking the gift instead of the one who gave it to him. Be thankful for your life, this moment, this second.

And be grateful to God, the One who created you and gave you life - and provides you with every valuable moment of your existence.

“It is God who brought you out of your mothers wombs knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and minds so that you may be grateful.” The Qur’an, Chapter 16, Verse 78


56 minutes ago

Words can't describe how insignificant we are in the grand scheme.

1 hour ago

Omg we have to praise the camera man!!!!!!!!!!!

1 hour ago

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1 hour ago

Man is so arrogant that he tries to predict trillions of years into the future. Go fuck yourself dude. Dislike

1 hour ago

14k dislikes flat earthers & bible fanatics are so scared about reality and the future just so flat earthers know humanity future is on outter space not earth

1 hour ago

What a useless 30mins of nothing. Most of this is not accurate or scientifically backed up. Just a bunch of disaters clumped up together to make a video for some views. Dislike

1 hour ago

you're a legend for that transition and song choice at 17:19 ... great eye.

1 hour ago

Stargate Universe feel

1 hour ago


1 hour ago

Ada Orang Indo Di sini? Apa Cuma Gw Aja?

1 hour ago

sorry but how many numbers did he have to edit in omg credits
if you did tho

1 hour ago

This is by far the best recommended video that's ever popped up for me in my recommended section. Absolutely spectacular in ways that are unimaginable. This video made me question our very existence as beings on a planet and made me realize just how lucky we are to be living right now in such a short window of time in space as well as the percentage being so low relating to the odds of life itself. This video was just amazing in every way as it brought many emotions to mind (happiness, sadness, curiosity, and wanting to learn more). I almost downright cried when I heard Stephen Hawking talk as well. Just an absolute masterpiece, good job melodysheep and to all the people who helped make the video!

1 hour ago

saturn’s ring: Hell nah bish

saturns ring has left the chat

Mars’s ring has joined the chat

Saturn: ;-;

1 hour ago

I learned more stuff in 29 minutes than 8 hrs in school

2 hours ago


2 hours ago

Thanos has joined the chat

2 hours ago

Even at 12 millions views, this video is criminally underviewed. Blown away by this, well fucking done.

2 hours ago

Hang on, hang on. Everything seems scientifically plausible up until 'time stamp 3:40'. However the authors should have pointed out that everything after that point is conjecture based on as yet unproven 'theories'.
However, the CG was pretty awesome.

2 hours ago

Woah :o

2 hours ago

Will we all just be ghost floating around and shit?

2 hours ago

my friend: someone just spoiled endgame, im super mad.
me: you think endgame spoilers are that bad? watch this.

2 hours ago

no mention of the micro novas our sun has that happen every 10-12k years?

3 hours ago