Do you ever stop to think about all of the mind-blowing wonders we take for granted on a daily basis? For instance, the fact that our palm-sized phones can carry thousands of songs and books or that at any moment we can communicate with someone on the other side of the world at lightning speed.
Reddit asked its users about the one thing that really mind fucks them and the responses did not disappoint.
1. ShawshankException is just trying to mess with our heads, right?
The fact that if I watched you go crashing into a black hole, from my perspective you would actually out live me.
2. I_like_forks is baffled by the blind.
Truly blind people don’t see black or darkness, they don’t see
3. CopaseticDream, that is pretty mind boggling.
World Infrastructure. Just how damn connected everything is. It’s easy to start small and trace a few connections in an ever widening net. But at some point your mind just starts drooling uncontrollably.
4. QuandaryofJouska has a point.
The fact that thinking is having a never ending conversation with yourself, it will never end or have a resolution until you die and even then, there are so many tangents that are incomplete.
5. It’s a modern miracle, RockNRollMama.
Quite honestly, the internet. At any given moment you can immediately connect to a person half way around the world without as much of a thought…
6. Mandiisdandi is going to make us cry.
My sister will either be at my funeral, or I’ll be at hers. This one fucks with me.
7. BodomsChild might have a spleen obsession.
Somewhere out there, right now, is a guy with the worlds largest spleen…and he doesn’t even know it.
8. HaleyThePooh, this is a constant mind f*ck for me.
Thinking about the “edge of space” – On one hand, we can’t grasp the idea of space NOT ending anywhere. But on the other hand, if space DID end. WHats the end like, it just a space wall? WHAT THE FUCK IS OUT THERE?
9. Slamcockington has distracted us with their username.
There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on earth.
10. MyMuddyEyes, it’s a musical mystery.
Vinyl records. How can a few grooves make the sound of a full orchestra? How do you know what grooves to make? No matter how much I look into it, it still totally blows my mind.
11. BronusSwagner could be the end of his lineage.
I don’t want to have kids, so that means that since the beginning of life on Earth, I’d be the first organism in my direct lineage not to reproduce.
How fucked up is that?
12. That’s a grim thought, monkeyt6.
That death is entirely based on luck. You might survive a severe car accident yet you could fall from a chair and die.
13. Where does it all go, mysterious_baker?
Data storage. It fucks with my mind just how much of human knowledge can be stored on a computer.
My phone is something I can hold in the palm of my hand. Nothing spectacular at a glance. But in the palm of my hand rests 1,999 books, and I if I had the funds for it, I could add another another 12k books to it. And my phone storage isn’t that large compared to what’s out there now, and what will be out there in the future.
14. Sara_Faerber got very pensive about this.
You were, at one point, the youngest person on Earth and you will be the last person to die in your lifetime.
15. This is making my head hurt, DRW0813.
Reading. Think about. Some body decades, or even hundreds of years ago, wrote squiggles on a piece of paper. Later your mind can look at those squiggles and create meaning as if the author was speaking directly to you.