Just want to point out an odd theory i read about before giving an opinion (or more) of the OP question.
There is this theory about something called iron stars. Look it up if it sounds interesting because I am just going off the top of my head and this
isn't exactly related to the OP... just a weird question like it that no one truly knows the answer to... but from recall it's something to do with
half life of all protons in the universe that are thought to have been created around the same point in time and that they will all decay and turn
into some kind of cold non energetic byproduct or something as an element called iron 56 or some crap like that and there will not be heat or stars as
you see it now... but more of a compiling of these elements than anything which will give rise to "iron stars"... basically just existence
crystallizing into metals. I don't understand it either and probably misinterpreted something but it's still fracking weird and reminds me of an
experience I read about. Terms say I can't describe why I only took this dudes story with a grain of salt (as in *hallucination*) but after reading
this theory it brought the story back to my mind. He was in a chair (observing his "experience") and he said he and his surroundings started
crystallizing into metal and he thought he had died, which is not uncommon for his type of experience.
That's just a side note.... but it kind of coincides with a certain observation...all of our life systems revolve around the consumption of energy...
even the cells in our bodies, the lights we switch on and the fuel we put in our cars. even before we had technology it was still about energy
consumption...and this is reflected in our very matter that makes up the world. You have matter that is on one side of the frequency range that makes
up what we see as our reality and everything else is energy consumption... even the sun. Everything that is based on that system is consuming more
energy than it is giving off because of loss but something is still happening to all the byproducts and even Earth, which is "ground" is a tangible
thing we call matter but it is still within that process and one way or another will eventually be consumed or decay.
Thinking about this look at the solar system as others have pointed out and look at the galaxy and see the other galaxies that kind of resemble it.
It's as though we are in the midst of some type of explosion... a dynamic explosion that could kill us all if it went chaotic or stopped altogether...
either way, it seems very fragile, but often not from our own perspective. We often seem to think things will never change even though they are
So, i think we are a part of a larger dimension and that we are inside some type of energy consumption system within that dimension and we may be
extinguished in that dimension as fast as an explosion happens but it seems billions of years to us.
That's a scary thought but maybe when we die we just become part of the larger dimension and the cycle continues because it is all related and there
may be living dimensions within our own that comprises everything.
Having said that let's look at the third dimension. That's what they say we are in but i believe we are already well beyond this and have been ever
since life began. ... but even still we understand what 3rd dimension is and what we also know is that the first and second dimension is within the
third.... so that kind of reflects it as well, that this dimension is inside of our next dimension and it is a much larger much more complex dimension
that we can't even fathom at this point.
Here is something else I found out that is strange. We are on the edge of our galaxy, correct? I don't know the exact convection and direct of the
galactic winds or force or whatever you want to call it but i wonder if being on the edge has anything to do with it or what does.
but you know what a bow shock is? in front of a star there is this bow of light in front of that pushes against the galactic medium outside of the
solar system or heliosphere. It's around the heliopause or the hydrogen wall or whatever, which goes all the way around and we are thought to have a
tail like a comet (that's not really visible but is more of the alleged shape of our solar system barriers. but on the other side stars have a bow
shock... at least most do, because stars are moving through space at ridiculous speeds if you weren't aware of that.
but guess what? we have no bow shock and we are actually moving much much slower through space that we thought and are probably moving much slower
than most stars because like most stars, we totally expected to have a bow shock... so... nasa sends a space craft up to check it out and surprise
surprise... no bow shock.
What does that mean? I have no idea and they didn't specify but guess when they found this out.
earlier this year. Kind of interesting in my opinion.
Are we going to stop? Eventually, yes.
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