Monday, September 02, 2019

"The Egg": animated film with an unusual interpretation of the afterlife

Here is a short animated film by Andy Weir, “The Egg”, drawn by Kurzgesagt “in a nutshell”.

A man with a bad marriage dies in a catastrophic car crash.  He meets “God” and is told he will be reincarnated and while in the interim will gradually remember some of his incarnations.  You don’t have a point-of-view continuity of your entire self until you “die”.  His wife cries, and secretly feels relieved he is gone, and then feels guilty for feeling relieved.  Familiar?
But then there is a real surprise.  He will be reincarnated into the past.  And that’s not the end of it.
More people have lived than are alive today. 

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