Will Self and David Eagleman – life, death, afterlife

Whoever thought of putting Will Self and David Eagleman on the same stage should be entitled to the last jammy-dodger for the next 12 months. This video is only 10 minutes long but there’s more than enough to get your synapses humming.

I told my 7-year old son about Eagleman’s story Reversal from his book sum where the expansion of the universe stops, the arrow of time reverses you live your life again – backwards.

He said, “I hope that doesn’t happen”

“Why” I asked, thinking there was perhaps there was some existential unease

“Because I don’t want to have to play all those levels of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean again on the Wii …. and then Lego Batman, and then Donkey Kong Jungle Beat”


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