Why do we fear death?
I understand the natural fear we have of pain and suffering, but why should we fear an eventuality we all understand will come? The universe has existed for billions of years before we arrived, and will continue to exist long after we have gone. Why should we fear a time when we no longer exist? Does this fear not just prevent us from taking actions we understand to be in our best interest in the present?
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
- Physicists discover complex numbers called octonions that work in 8 dimensions.
- The numbers have been found linked to fundamental forces of reality.
- Understanding octonions can lead to a new model of physics.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
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