Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe - The Information Paradox

  • Published on Aug 24, 2017
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  • radve.
    radve. Hour ago

    0:35 I was grabbing my phone to donwload singularity, and this came up.


  • Hadron Collider
    Hadron Collider 2 hours ago

    Am i the only one who did not get it

  • ŠhąđøwĶįĺłěŗX

    So ashes can be turned back to paper in an extremely difficult way?
    Chemical change my ass. 😂

  • Gaming Academy
    Gaming Academy 5 hours ago +1

    Black holes are just corruptions in the matrix and the Information is just our Game data file

  • robot
    robot 5 hours ago

    But we can't see what is inside of a black hole because we use light to see and light can't escape the singularity

  • saksham kumar
    saksham kumar 6 hours ago

    your videos are amazing

  • blackcat1407 1407
    blackcat1407 1407 7 hours ago

    yeetus deletus

  • Cornelio Doloque
    Cornelio Doloque 10 hours ago +1

    I will say you something, what will happen but sun turn black hole

  • Cornelio Doloque
    Cornelio Doloque 10 hours ago +1

    I see Patrick

  • Windows 1 - 10
    Windows 1 - 10 12 hours ago

    Universe: It is the last time I was born
    Me: oh no.
    Pencil: Meh...
    *Universe gets nuked*

    Universe: I guess I will end my beautiful outer space. goodbye

    *Everyone Dies*
    *Black Hole Destroys The Universe*

  • Pyro6034
    Pyro6034 13 hours ago

    When a black hole absorbs something, it increases its overall mass, and when Hawking radiation happens it's the separation of mass. In this situation we could deconstruct this microscopic piece, due to it not being 'mixed' to as high a degree, it could be possible to retrieve data, even if at an incredibly slow rate.


    i wish the comments on a serious video wasnt fucking marvel references

  • Poison Colors
    Poison Colors 15 hours ago +1

    0:05 I don’t feel so good

  • Ahmed Robeen
    Ahmed Robeen 16 hours ago

    My planet is big its called . TaJOB_GUT^

  • Dreamy Saturn
    Dreamy Saturn 20 hours ago

    *Infinity War references intensifies*

  • Mr. Roy
    Mr. Roy 22 hours ago

    Backup All Your Planets , people !

  • UserName0043
    UserName0043 22 hours ago

    Black holes are fuckin gay

  • Bin Finance
    Bin Finance Day ago

    i need black hole hard drive to download more game! im out of space!!!

  • Dale Ecleo
    Dale Ecleo Day ago

    Black hole:i have hawking radiaton. where did the black holes stole information?

  • Nick MaGrick
    Nick MaGrick Day ago

    its interesting, but idk if id call it a serious problem.

  • V.E. Theorist
    V.E. Theorist Day ago

    You just said that anything that goes near a black hole will be ripped apart....
    ...to which you then say if I was to go near it, nothing bad would happen until I reach the event horizon.
    I love it!

  • Super Boy
    Super Boy Day ago

    What if we are already in a blackhole

  • Gregoria Gatdula

    soooooo........ black holes are hacker

  • Mini Lab
    Mini Lab Day ago

    1:04 Patrick is that you?

  • Tvpig
    Tvpig Day ago

    Black hole: *ctrl+alt+Delet* , Oh the universe is gone didn't suspect that........

  • Naki
    Naki Day ago +1

    my room is a black hole full of dirty laundry

  • Jacob Langdon
    Jacob Langdon Day ago

    We don't know if the black holes bring us into an infinite abyss, however, it could bring us to entire UNIVERSE, you did mention that black holes possibly break off a little of themselves and possibly making a universe altogether.

  • 2ndRateRSL
    2ndRateRSL Day ago


  • Vortex
    Vortex Day ago +1

    there’s a black hole out there watching this laughing

  • Dragonia Gaming
    Dragonia Gaming Day ago

    Still waiting to get my Seagate BlackHoleCuda 420x10^911 TB hdd so I can finally store the solar system in VR.

  • Steffen Rivedal Eimhjellen

    What would happen if anti-matter fell into a black hole! How would that work, would it delete the black hole or just get sucked up like aything else?

  • _ Vector080 _
    _ Vector080 _ Day ago

    But what if the information is just collected?, and made one thing, being the black hole, so it isnt destroyed or hard to find, but converted

  • LAze
    LAze Day ago

    i didnt know black holes are actually secretly monikas

  • Redstone2324
    Redstone2324 Day ago +1

    Mr. Black hole I dont feel so good...

  • Kawerau Woods
    Kawerau Woods Day ago

    Blackholes in a nutshell? Fuck me... no more cracking walnuts then.

  • Anna B.
    Anna B. Day ago


  • Crohns Disease
    Crohns Disease Day ago

    WE ...

  • Ryan Gayda
    Ryan Gayda Day ago


  • shine
    shine 2 days ago

    in America, Black Holes delete Universe
    *in shrekland, you delete black hole*

  • Luke Pawson
    Luke Pawson 2 days ago

    Welllllllllllllllll, radiation escapes black holes. Bam, universe saved

  • Alvin Enathan
    Alvin Enathan 2 days ago

    Black holes do not store information.They store particles like atom or photons,electron and energy and some stuff like that.

  • Anadi Murti
    Anadi Murti 2 days ago

    We live in a society

  • quantum0789 9
    quantum0789 9 2 days ago

    2:00 that’s not true

  • The Mighty Jimmy
    The Mighty Jimmy 2 days ago

    Ni🅱️🅱️a just 🅱️ress control z.

  • RσɳαʅԃMƈDσɳα D

    What if we are all being mind controlled by aliens outside of our atmosphere testing us to see how humans are reacting and when you die they bring you to there planet to live a new life so basically the matrix but a little better

  • RσɳαʅԃMƈDσɳα D

    But if you fall down a waterfall there’s a chance you can survive

  • green glasses guy
    green glasses guy 2 days ago

    Reality Is an illusion
    Buy gold

  • Shem Projects
    Shem Projects 2 days ago

    I am starting to love this channel.
    Such a friendly presentation and professional information, who else wouldn't love this!

  • MrMCKlebeband
    MrMCKlebeband 2 days ago

    right now i think its most "reasonable" to believe in the following scenario:
    big bang -> dark energy rips apart everything into local groups -> local groups become black holes->radiate away-> nothing left -> big bang...
    or just the normal big rip... one of those is the most "reasonable" right now.

  • Brian
    Brian 2 days ago

    Information - Pee
    Black hole - Balls

  • Brian
    Brian 2 days ago

    The black hole is the recycle bin for our very existence in the simulation we call reality

  • Caleb Britannia
    Caleb Britannia 2 days ago

    Love the interstellar soundtrack

  • Psync
    Psync 2 days ago

    I am writing this without using the delete button
    Ok ok ok so what if you were to flyingro a black hole... will iit you die or stay alive inside yiur spacesiut and liveto am tone ajej

  • Apollyon
    Apollyon 2 days ago

    Eh as far as im concerned i dont have to worry about this.

  • Mr.Knight The Detective

    The universe is a simulation. Atoms behave like ones and zero's, flickering and creating information. The big bang was God starting our simulated universe, like an old TV being turned on. Black holes are auto delete system that delete data when there's too much information. EI gravity on an object. Doesn't this all make more sense now?!?

  • Daniel Clements
    Daniel Clements 2 days ago

    I could be wrong but it sounds like it would be a lot easier to just build a time machine/gate-way to parallel universe who's time-line is behind our own (such as the one in the movie Synchronicity) than try to get 'information' from a black hole as it ejects a tiny quark of subatomic matter every hundred thousand or million years and after several billion or trillions of years, after which time all the atoms that make up our body, world, universe start coming apart one might be able to put enough of information together to get an idea what some of the universe around the black hole looked before they were swept up in the black hole. This is of course assuming the civilization that undertook such a project also has a contingency plan in place that not only deals with the logistic problems of supporting of an unimaginable amount of equipment orbiting and observing these quarks existing the black hole (as well of some of it getting caught in it as well), an unlimited number of AI/scientist/programmers/etc to handle this primitive/damaged data and reconstruct it (sort of like reconstructing a hard drive subject to being both run over by a tank and then throw into a barrel with a live hand grenade), but ALSO deal with the issue of the very atoms that make up the storage system(and anyone maintaining it) will start decaying long before most of the data can be retrieved from said black hole. I don;'t know if there is any third option, but if the first option I gave isn't possible whatever the third option is it is almost a given that it is easier than trying to collect information from a black hole as it decays.

  • Photon Rapid
    Photon Rapid 2 days ago

    So the Earth is actually flat?! Cuz if we are in a black hole already, we are a hologram which is 2D! :o Flat Earth confirmed. xD

  • Lazyotakugamer 159
    Lazyotakugamer 159 2 days ago

    Black hole vs thanos
    1 like = thanos win
    1 comment = black hole win

  • Islam Rocks
    Islam Rocks 2 days ago

    1:05 patrick from spongebob

  • Tunçalp Genç
    Tunçalp Genç 2 days ago

    Neden yazi

  • Sliced Bread
    Sliced Bread 3 days ago

    Can we stop with the edgy video topics I get it the worlds dying but you learn to live with the fact that the next generation is fucked

  • josh dun's thighs
    josh dun's thighs 3 days ago

    that got deep real fast

  • Akali The Rouge Assassin

    If black holes delete the universe they would be deleting time.

  • its just a max
    its just a max 3 days ago +2

    If you think about it, humans made shit to explain stuff that they didn’t understand, everything we know about the universe could be wrong,we just perceive it in our own eyes because we want to understand how stuff works

  • steve jones
    steve jones 3 days ago

    if the universe is deleted then how can we restart our history once again? xd

  • Liquid Void
    Liquid Void 3 days ago

    Flat Earth Theory? Nah, I prefer Flat _Universe_ Theory. Beat that.

  • MyPianoJourney
    MyPianoJourney 3 days ago

    boring video...

  • Audric  Merryman
    Audric Merryman 3 days ago

    Could I make it in this list. I'm 180 pounds and can squat 405lbs on squat, 365 on deadlift and 315 on squat.

  • hobo fosho
    hobo fosho 3 days ago

    squirrels are bananas confirmed.

  • HeyItsNate ._.
    HeyItsNate ._. 3 days ago

    So your saying...squirrels are bananas...

    *G E N I U S*

  • Ruanito _ciphercraft2

    *monika existed right before humans did*

  • crbastow
    crbastow 3 days ago

    I N F O R M A T I O N
    A R I F T I N M O O N
    M I N I A N T R O O F

  • TheNeedyColonist //gaming&science!

    soooooooooooo...... we are technically living on a black hole event horizon???

  • maju
    maju 3 days ago


  • Tobias Taylor
    Tobias Taylor 3 days ago


  • Kezro
    Kezro 3 days ago

    *a black hole in a nutshell*
    *imagines a black hole in a nutshell*

  • World Wrecker
    World Wrecker 3 days ago

    0:07 Thanos in a nutshell.

  • Mr. Unicorn
    Mr. Unicorn 3 days ago

    so much zero and million wtf

  • potatosarecool
    potatosarecool 3 days ago

    Shoot black holes to terminate them.

  • Samoan/Mud Crab
    Samoan/Mud Crab 4 days ago

    "not even light can escape black holes"
    **proceeds to draw light surrounding a black hole**

  • CokeFish Gaming
    CokeFish Gaming 4 days ago +1

    The Universe is Infinite Maybe (Because What if the blackhole is *THE* *BIG* *BANG* ) Just Saying Pls Tell Me If I'm Wrong =D

  • Alexandru DC
    Alexandru DC 4 days ago

    Why black holes could delete the System 32 xD

  • Drake Playz
    Drake Playz 4 days ago

    Duck: My life is a lie!
    Me: Mines to.

  • Samuel Cool
    Samuel Cool 4 days ago

    You explained one of the most difficult things to understand in science in one of the easiest possible ways to understand, and it still hurt my head to try to process it.

  • Nyomi Fernandez
    Nyomi Fernandez 4 days ago

    Can GOD survive the black hole in the middle of our universe

  • Omar Dominguez
    Omar Dominguez 4 days ago

    Yup, that's my spirit animal.

  • Evren Alan
    Evren Alan 4 days ago

    Am I the only one who thought of Bill Cipher when the theory that the universe is a hologram came up? Probably not, I'm just wondering.

  • ZiSt1989
    ZiSt1989 4 days ago

    Uranus is a black hole!

    if you know what I mean :>

  • Skittle Chicken gaming

    When you look at it, everything around us, it could just be a very specific understanding of the universe, therefore, it shows that God gave us an understanding of only what we need to know carry out his plan, because if we knew more, it would be too much for our minds, and the entirety of our brain would collapse under that weight of knowledge.

  • Eelis Sealard
    Eelis Sealard 4 days ago


  • MemeBoi35
    MemeBoi35 4 days ago

    Someone should make a hard drive with a tiny black hole in it.

  • Bobbie Baker
    Bobbie Baker 4 days ago

    The information paradox is not solved. How do you find the information which is not on the surface.?

  • caleb window
    caleb window 4 days ago

    BUUTTTT without blackholes we wouldnt be circling the sun and move 60000miles up and rotate 1060 mph around our star

  • Najmeddin Al-arnaout

    Universe sytstem32 has been deleted

  • Arya Lesmana
    Arya Lesmana 5 days ago

    Black hole: i'll have 2 venus's, a jupiter large, an earth with the moon, uranus, a pluto and saturn, one plutos moon, and mercury

  • forks and popsticles

    I guess something like a pyramid scheme can get you a diamond
    (Its a stupid pun)

  • PAR
    PAR 5 days ago