Why Are You Alive - Life, Energy & ATP 

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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At this very second, you are on a narrow ledge between life and death. You probably don’t feel it, but there is an incredible amount of activity going on inside you. And this activity can never stop.
Picture yourself as a slinky falling down an escalator moving upwards - the falling part represents the self replicating processes of your cells, the escalator represents the laws of physics, driving you forwards. To be alive is to be in motion but never arriving anywhere. If you reach the top of the escalator there is no more falling possible and you are dead forever.
Somewhat unsettlingly, the universe wants you to reach the top. How do you avoid that and why are you alive?
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Drake bot 2000
Drake bot 2000 Dag siden
Do you know if you can make a video on how long it will take for humans to become cyborgs
devendra singh
devendra singh Dag siden
what dose that mean?
Area Nova
Area Nova Dag siden
Are we still evolving? how ? How did humans evolve trought history ? How will we evolve ? It would be great if you made a video on this matter ...( I just saw the video you made about the evolution 😅)
Ruan Smit
Ruan Smit 3 dager siden
Nani, Cell is evolving...LOVING all these references ^^ Thanks for educating us and making great videos team!
carnagecat 4 dager siden
Entropy does not equal death, it’s just a gradual state of disorder
channel5980 Time siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="258">4:18</a> *T A S T E T H E S U N*
tanjinpang 2 timer siden
Praise the Sun!!
Joneyor 3 timer siden
Sun : *gets eaten by cell* Finally, a worthy oponent.
ForgeOfAnims 3 timer siden
Imagine a game made by kurzgezagt :o
Awesome Ryan
Awesome Ryan 3 timer siden
Omae wa mou shindeiru?
CobraTrainer 4 timer siden
Charles Yeo
Charles Yeo 5 timer siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="300">5:00</a> Nani?!
Sri Hari
Sri Hari 6 timer siden
WARNING Dont click on the caption option
taltos _
taltos _ 7 timer siden
Atp bomb
M Sobhy
M Sobhy 7 timer siden
that's too simplified .... !
Rohit Upadhya
Rohit Upadhya 7 timer siden
"Taste the Sunnnnn"
— TheLegend27 —
— TheLegend27 — 8 timer siden
why couldn’t our creator create a world of fantasy? If you’re gonna make a simulation atleast make it fun for us who have to be in the simulation
Kate Cox
Kate Cox 10 timer siden
I didn't understand 95% of what was being talked about but hearing the narrator's voice makes it worth it :P .
ultan shannon
ultan shannon 11 timer siden
Bruh, can't you just appreciate the fact that I am alive and leave it at that?
Swiftie Larrie
Swiftie Larrie 13 timer siden
And thus kids, is why you should eat no matter what. No glucose and you have no energy storage, don’t die kids
Swiftie Larrie
Swiftie Larrie 13 timer siden
Wow look at you guys, learning pop culture
Daley Tayler
Daley Tayler 14 timer siden
But I remember when kurzgesagt told me that nothing is actually alive, make your mind up.
Trippin Turtlord
Trippin Turtlord 15 timer siden
The universe is not dead - it is wholly alive and being conscious of itself through you.
TheDaniel366Cobra 15 timer siden
When I heard about the cell ingesting another one but not digesting it, I believed that they would be talking about how the plant cells appeared given the way they focused on explaining photosynthesis. I thought the ingested cell would be not the predecessor of mitochondria, but of the chloroplast.
JOSEPH PRICE 15 timer siden
I will never use an escalator again
Adam Perez
Adam Perez 16 timer siden
Animal kingdom: What!? CELL is evolving! Me: That just looks like corona...
AbdulAziz Al-Malki
AbdulAziz Al-Malki 16 timer siden
Evolutionary history does not make sense. How did it become 100% factual?
Ramesh Chaudhary
Ramesh Chaudhary 17 timer siden
Channel literally you opens up your mind .
Arts N’ Crafts
Arts N’ Crafts 18 timer siden
um how do you animate how do you start animating? also love ur vids :3
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 17 timer siden
Imagine just being diagnosed with COVID-19 and this video shows up.
Ustin Zafranski
Ustin Zafranski 18 timer siden
the bird in the corner keeps on shaming me and saying "Highly simplified"
Finnagin Frost
Finnagin Frost 18 timer siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="151">2:31</a> Wilhelm Scream
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 17 timer siden
인간은 안죽기위해 살아간다. 그래도 언젠간 죽는다. 이거? +준내 우울하네 난 죽기싫은데
Ted Bon
Ted Bon 19 timer siden
This video made me cry 😭 so, cool!
Get To The Point Already
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="10">0:10</a> - How I dance when someone I find hot is looking at me.
Jocylin 20 timer siden
Life is interesting because it makes the areas around it less interesting.
yeet something already yoted will give you luck
Me: sees this video Me: jumps down an escalator
lazyfuzzball 22 timer siden
Aireen Mumar
Aireen Mumar 22 timer siden
Omae wa mou shindeiru, Nani!? Why are you alive? -Cell
Antonio Lewit
Antonio Lewit 22 timer siden
why did epic mountain music not release this song on their youtube page?
عيسى yuns
عيسى yuns 23 timer siden
شكرا جزيلا للترجمة العربية
Albres 23 timer siden
What is entropy?
MAAKHE 23 timer siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="151">2:31</a> the Wilhelm scream, it's everywhere
Just Me
Just Me Dag siden
Dr. Sarkis
Dr. Sarkis Dag siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="610">10:10</a> LOL
kavish sandagiri
lets just appreciate the kurzgesagt team i have watched every one of there videos and i'm only 14 yrs old.they have produced amazing science,philosophical and political videos.there videos have shown that education can be produced in a fun and interesting way. thank you kurzgesagt!!
nako's sky ball
nako's sky ball Dag siden
인간은 안죽기위해 살아간다. 그래도 언젠간 죽는다. 이거? +준내 우울하네 난 죽기싫은데
Absybad Dag siden
Imagine just being diagnosed with COVID-19 and this video shows up.
Chris Kloppenberg
This is all fun, but can anyone explain what happens when we reach the bottom of the escalator?
Shruti Meshram
Shruti Meshram Dag siden
I think I heard wrong or...did he really say... 'Anime betrayal'! Watashi wa mou shinderu!!😂
ThatOneStickman Guy
School: mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell Me: pffft useless facts Kurgzagest: mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell Me: wow interesting...
Mr. laugh
Mr. laugh Dag siden
@ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="314">5:14</a> That Cell Is Reiner....with bertholdt at the back....
Soviet cat
Soviet cat Dag siden
Me at 3 am be like: W h y a m I a l i v e
Error Dag siden
Not going to lie, I would watch a cartoon with this animation style on the early cells working their way up to complex organisms and eventually Human beings.
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy Dag siden
Koshi Ohashi
Koshi Ohashi Dag siden
Kenshiro:omae wa mo shindeiru The evil guys:Nani???? The evil guys:I'm dead.................
Koshi Ohashi
Koshi Ohashi Dag siden
Goku:I will beat kenshiro Kenshiro: ouch that hurts
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy Dag siden
(With a Supreme Slinky poster in your room.)
Fadilah Muhammad Abdurrahman
I lol'd when I saw the caption during the intro that read "Amazing-sounding Kurz Intro Music'
Samson inferno
Samson inferno Dag siden
anime betrayal?
Océane Le Ny
Océane Le Ny Dag siden
Personally, I would love to see more history and science-related videos. They’re so educational and well done!
Kyles Isler
Kyles Isler Dag siden
I love this.
PHGamer Dag siden
but couldn't we build a machine that converts glucose to ATP if someones ATP stopped like during a heart attack or something?
ham sandwich
ham sandwich Dag siden
Why does every video have to start by giving me a complete existential breakdown
Isa Daud
Isa Daud Dag siden
So, does plant have no mitochondria?
Sad Jokes
Sad Jokes Dag siden
I came here to learn the basic of scene transitions but end up fascinated and forgot my purpose
Water Niger
Water Niger Dag siden
*_<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="311">5:11</a>_**_ Kurzgesagt has reached a new low. In fact top ten lows._*
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith Dag siden
An anime joke. Fucking gross.
Vision Truth
Vision Truth Dag siden
Virus: "its free real estate"
Shootymcshootface Koff
What happens at the bottom of the metaforical escalator
Shootymcshootface Koff
Does entropy itself stop?
Draxdo Dag siden
Carl Kho
Carl Kho Dag siden
*<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="583">9:43</a>** 0_0*
Dody Kurniawan
Dody Kurniawan Dag siden
(With a Supreme Slinky poster in your room.)
The_Golden Conure567
Top Smug
Top Smug Dag siden
We inhabit the corpse of existence.
Ale Lav
Ale Lav Dag siden
RIP religious people
AnimeGaming_101 Dag siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="580">9:40</a> This fireplace scene feels very reminiscent of Outer Wilds...what a great game.
Mooovie s
Mooovie s Dag siden
what program whey use to animate ?
Mooovie s
Mooovie s Dag siden
@Hm Grraarrpffrzz yes, i also think..
Hm Grraarrpffrzz
adobe after effects I think. They created a video about how they create their videos, but I'm not sure if that exists also in English or just in German.
David Šinković
"Why are you alive?" S*** man, I don't know.
Francois Fokam
Francois Fokam Dag siden
You're telling me that I exist because a cell straight up VORED another cell. Also, one of the only videos about death from Kurzgesagt that is actually heartwarming and doesn't induce an existential crisis.
Jack Gude
Jack Gude Dag siden
"To be alive is to be in motion but never arriving anywhere" So I've been reading the Myth of Sisyphus...
Rahma Shifa
Rahma Shifa Dag siden
Somebody:Why do I exist? Me: your ancestors made the biggest anime betrayal ever Somebody:*dies* Kurzgesagt: this might be the biggest anime betrayal in evolutionary history- THE END
misolou fout
misolou fout Dag siden
ATP is the powerhouse of the cell
Paras Naradiya
Paras Naradiya Dag siden
Am i alive or not,🤔 Lets find out
misolou fout
misolou fout Dag siden
Fun fact: the skin is the largest organ
Dechen Bloom
Dechen Bloom Dag siden
My principle's name isn't named Entropy......
BruH wH7.
BruH wH7. 2 dager siden
Kurzgesgat: the universe wants life to die The immortal species of jellie fish: well I’m now gonna do it
I am pizza
I am pizza 2 dager siden
Keimochi 2 dager siden
If you ever feeling down, remember that trillions of cells are working hard just for you to stay alive.
InstiGamer !
InstiGamer ! 2 dager siden
Just the cell going Nani made me burst out laughing
ジョシュ 2 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="395">6:35</a> That cell is the protagonist, because it used the power of friendship
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