All Tomorrows: the future of humanity?

  • čas přidán 23. 09. 2023
  • What will humanity become, millions of years in the future?
    This video is an abridged retelling of All Tomorrows, a story written and illustrated by C. M. Kosemen. Here's an interview with Kosemen on the Alt Shift X Podcast: • ASX Podcast: All Tomor...
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    Original All Tomorrows story:
    Alt Shift X Podcast #1 with authors of The Expanse: • ASX Podcast: The Expan...
    Another Kosemen story read by Alt Shift X: • Precursors by C. M. Kö...
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    Additional imagery is from Getty Images, Wikimedia, and Raised by Wolves.
    Created with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and a Shure SM7B microphone:
    Special thanks to Patrons Cameron Weiss, Michael Appell, Ryan Steele, Triangle Wine Company, Harry, Shane Veglia, Brian Sentient, Ria McDoodle, Tim Cunniff, NotGac, Cara Akame, Ilhuilkamina Urdiana, SirRusty.
    0:00 Humans
    4:20 New humans
    17:06 Post-humans
    28:59 Empires
    37:36 All Tomorrows

Komentáře • 0

  • cmkosemen
    cmkosemen Před 2 lety +107178

    Thank you so much for giving my work the best YT treatment possible! This is a much better narrative artefact than my original pdf e-book... I'm so happy! :)

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 2 lety +8822

      Thank you for your fascinating work! Everyone go check out Kosemen's CZcams channel and website
      Here's an interview with Kosemen on the Alt Shift X Podcast!
      And here's another Kosemen story read by Alt Shift X!

    • El capitain Adel
      El capitain Adel Před 2 lety +5674

      Hats down you have a very big imagination to make such work

    • team UpLeft
      team UpLeft Před 2 lety +986

      Can anybody recommend good yt videos about Snaiad?

    • Merritt Animation
      Merritt Animation Před 2 lety +1460

      Your art is an inspiration.

    • magneticsharks
      magneticsharks Před 2 lety +1439

      It's so crazy to see you in the comment section, your work has been very inspiration to me and inspired me to go after an art degree.

  • The Click
    The Click Před 2 lety +17196

    one of the most unexpected and interesting youtube videos i've encountered to date

    • Ryu
      Ryu Před 2 lety +91

      I feel you

    • Alexis Gutierrez
      Alexis Gutierrez Před 2 lety +155

      He makes it sound so real

    • MasicBemester
      MasicBemester Před 2 lety +182

      yo wtf is that The Click?

    • Aks
      Aks Před 2 lety +36

      oh I know you 😃

    • Jaydee Morgan
      Jaydee Morgan Před 2 lety +82

      Why you here are you looking for new material

  • Matt D
    Matt D Před 6 měsíci +2494

    Yeah it’s easy to write it off as a freaky apocalyptic horror story, but I find it inspiring. That humanity will persevere, one way or the other.

    • Don't forget your sunscreen
      Don't forget your sunscreen Před 6 měsíci +55

      Until they all (possibly) died

    • Kai
      Kai Před 4 měsíci +36

      It makes no sense to persevere when your fate is plagued with horrors. There is no beauty in the suffering of life.

    • Alonso B
      Alonso B Před 4 měsíci +176

      @Kai Suffering is inevitable. Hardships WILL come and, thankfully, we have plenty that won't quit at the first sign of pain.

    • marcos
      marcos Před 4 měsíci +16

      @Kai exatcly there fate was worse than dead. Is horrifyng.

    • tan jeeschuan
      tan jeeschuan Před 3 měsíci +25

      ​@Kai we'll persevere just out of spite.

  • Freezer Boi
    Freezer Boi Před 5 měsíci +5781

    The mantelopes are especially chilling to me, the idea that humanity could lose sentience one day simply because it is no longer necessary for our survival is interesting and also terrifying

    • Kai
      Kai Před 4 měsíci +180

      Sentience isn't an exclusive human trait. People need to comprehend this basic fact. All animals, insects included, are sentient.

    • Electric Rune Games
      Electric Rune Games Před 4 měsíci +550

      @Kai I think they meant to say sapience; the two words are often confused.

    • D. S.
      D. S. Před 4 měsíci +189

      Have you been to Liverpool?

    • Freezer Boi
      Freezer Boi Před 4 měsíci +48

      @Electric Rune Games I did mean sapience

    • Spino
      Spino Před 4 měsíci +59

      @Electric Rune Games Not gonna lie, I had no clue sapience was even a word until today

  • Uli Schmidt
    Uli Schmidt Před 4 měsíci +301

    I always find that aliens tend to be illustrated as being very humanoid, too humanoid, but the writer of All Tomorrows turned humans into things far more alien than any other representations of genuine aliens, things far more alien than grays or little green men

      LAUGHING_GAS Před měsícem +13

      Oh Trust Me, You Play With A Humans Face Enough, You Can Create Something Horrifying

  • Chocolate Fish
    Chocolate Fish Před 5 měsíci +1346

    What I love about this is that unlike alot of other speculative evolution, its optimistic. Even after the human appearance has long disappeared, there is still “humanity” in our descendants. There is culture, language, emotions, drama and a driving force beyond just survival. And this is with so much time passing inbetween chapters that individual generations could feel pretty insignificant.

    • U R Phake And Gey
      U R Phake And Gey Před měsícem +24

      The best part of "All Tomorrows" is the ending, in my opinion.
      "Love today and seize All Tomorrows."

    • Λlyxandra ΛBB0TTR0N1X
      Λlyxandra ΛBB0TTR0N1X Před 13 dny +4

      Yeah, I don’t care what our descendants look like. I don’t care what colour they are, what shape, whether they’re made of flesh or metal. I just want them to know curiosity, joy, friendship, beauty, mirth, determination, compassion, and all the other feelings and experiences that make being a human wonderful.

  • brEZ
    brEZ Před 3 měsíci +549

    I remember finding this story on a random Reddit thread and being surprised on how amazing and well written and illustrated it was. I didn’t think it was really well known or popular until I found this video. I’m glad I found a CZcams video for a story like this, since it makes it so much better.

      GUSTAVO SAURO Před měsícem

      ​@GAMING_NGAhow could you tell an eon spanning story like this into a movie? But I would love a series of short animated episodes just going through the daily lives of these human species and how their civilizations worked

    • Lenox pl
      Lenox pl Před 14 dny +3

      @GUSTAVO SAUROLike a National Geographic kinda thing

  • holling harris
    holling harris Před 9 měsíci +8929

    i love how through each cycle of being changed into unrecognizable, incomprehensible aliens, we still retain the exact same brand of stupidity.

    • Disembodied
      Disembodied Před 8 měsíci +288

      Hell yeah 😎

    • TheRealDJGRAVY
      TheRealDJGRAVY Před 8 měsíci +174

      😮Wow great analysis. This gives me a question… so what’s the stories of the other ones that were SO stupid that they didn’t live long enough to be recorded. 🤔🫢

    • Santee Renwick
      Santee Renwick Před 8 měsíci +19

      Well put professor!🤣

    • Valerium
      Valerium Před 8 měsíci +265

      I couldn't help but smile when I heard that the Snake People had made civilisation again, that they enjoyed books. Nor when I heard that the Asymmetric People had ended up killing off the Lopsiders to their misapplied surprise. Even when I saw the Killer Folk wearing a hat, all I thought was how unbelievably human it was. The ritualistic orgies and festivals of the Satyriacs and their hardwired endless jubilation. The Gravitals that had made a New Humanity for the What-Was-Once-Bug People. The Astreomorphs eventually giving citizenship to the New Machines, and the sentimentality that the New Astreomorphic Empire held towards Earth, are all so blisteringly, beautifully human. The lack of forethought, that buzz of instinct, the desire for every day to be filled with enjoyment, the simple pleasures of wearing hats, the love that crosses infinite space in infinite semantic planes and ends up binding so many together. Everything is so terrifying, but so unbelievably human. And when the Unified Empires rose up to defeat the Qu, I think that was a message that everything there can and will persist. Even into a higher plane of reality which I have elected to believe happened.

  • Simbach Vazo
    Simbach Vazo Před 6 měsíci +2321

    The colonials felt so absurdly depressing to me, but the sheer ingenuity and perseverance in their subsequent “evolution” impresses me. When I was reading All Tomorrows, it mentioned the spark of hope, and part of me knew they would figure it out somehow.

    • Wadabid
      Wadabid Před 6 měsíci +8

      Reading? Was this a book? I don't understand anything 😂 this is like a fiction podcast right?

    • Simbach Vazo
      Simbach Vazo Před 6 měsíci +145

      @Wadabid This was originally a book, which is where the images come from. Look for the All Tomorrows PDF.

    • Not-Skill_Issue
      Not-Skill_Issue Před 5 měsíci +31

      Well theyre the warriors against the Qu, so no wonder

    • MDLuffy1234
      MDLuffy1234 Před 3 měsíci +41

      Are we not gonna talk about the bone crushers literally shitting on each other to communicate. And that shit actually working.

    • Wadabid
      Wadabid Před 3 měsíci +3

      @Simbach Vazo ohhh thanks!

  • Leslie
    Leslie Před 7 měsíci +1647

    Space horror is genuinely some of the BEST HORROR out there, I mean, you have Evangelion, Dead Space, Iron Lung, Callisto Protocol. There’s so many possibilities when it comes to space and I just love horror like this.

    • Luca Peek
      Luca Peek Před 6 měsíci +48

      I mean I know it’s set in space but Iron lung I feel was leaning a lot more towards oceanic depth horror

    • Leslie
      Leslie Před 6 měsíci +25

      @Luca Peek it was more in the “unknown” horror

    • Ahad Merchant
      Ahad Merchant Před 6 měsíci +48

      @Luca Peek it depends on what part of it you found scarier.
      The idea of the quiet rapture was the thing that creeped me out. The silence of having just nothingness throughout was much more interesting than the deep sea terror.

    • Arnav Kmr
      Arnav Kmr Před 5 měsíci +3

      Well three body problem is also a good contender for existential crisis... I do think about it when I look at the stars time to time...

    • iloveyomama234
      iloveyomama234 Před 4 měsíci +11

      Lovecraftian, existential, and space horror are always the best, probably because they're the most fear provoking, and it could actually happen someday.. somewhere..

  • Amar Ami
    Amar Ami Před 5 měsíci +417

    I don't know why but I keep finding myself re-watching this video multiple times. The story is so interesting and unique from other science fiction type of stuff nowadays. Great work!

    • Neko Saiyajin
      Neko Saiyajin Před 3 měsíci +1

      no it doesnt. Qu sounds like "quiu" or "kyu" or "kiu" or the brittish word "queue", it sounds phonetically nothing like "cu", which in english would sound like "coo", or "koo".
      You really had nothing more interesting to say about such a fascinating book and work of art?
      Your comment got me really irrationally mad.

    • JamMaster
      JamMaster Před 3 měsíci +34

      @Neko Saiyajin bro who hurt you

    • Neko Saiyajin
      Neko Saiyajin Před 3 měsíci +20

      @JamMaster For some reason I answered the wrong comment

    • andrewoid
      andrewoid Před 3 dny

      ​@Neko SaiyajinI was fuckin confused

  • The Creature
    The Creature Před 6 měsíci +321

    Nothing has quite topped the experience of watching this video for the first time in the early hours of the morning, sitting in a cabin while it was dark out and there was nobody to talk to. At a certain point I started to feel genuinely desperate and anxious having seen so many of the creatures in this book, wishing for some kind of immediate return to normality, something to remind me what humans look like.
    9/10 existential terror.

    • Saiku
      Saiku Před 3 měsíci +1


  • DrDeadlifts
    DrDeadlifts Před měsícem +88

    I don't think I've ever heard a more terrifying body horror story. This is fantastic.

  • necro nerd
    necro nerd Před 2 lety +20451

    The illustrator deserves so much praise, I feel like this story wouldn’t have the feel it has without these haunting artworks

    • Windtalkers Lai
      Windtalkers Lai Před 2 lety +1313

      Pretty sure the author = the illustrator.

    • Captie
      Captie Před 2 lety +415

      the illustrators mind must be fun

    • Lethalboom
      Lethalboom Před 2 lety +440

      The author has another book or two on speculative stuff as well I believe. it’s all very good.

    • googie
      googie Před 2 lety +353

      @Captie body horror is a staple in sci-fi. Please dont make the cliche "TRIPPY ART = DRUGS AND MENTALL ISSUES" point
      edit: misunderstanding

    • Revi M Fadli
      Revi M Fadli Před 2 lety +77

      Memo Kosemen's art is amazing indeed. From the saliva technique to the creative design of two-headed animals where the first head is actually the genital(yes)


    To me this work is a celebration of humanity's capacity to survive. I find it inspirational in a sea of a lot of anti-human fiction we see today.

    • Jasparactic
      Jasparactic Před 5 dny

      I think we as humans just focus on negatives a lot. We see war and crime and insane injustices and think that’s all humans are. We forget that humans also have an infinite capacity for compassion, love, creation, and unity. Stories like these are important to remind us that we aren’t one sided creatures.

    • MO BO
      MO BO Před 5 dny

      I think this is extremely disrespectful to humanity and it just makes me hate possible alien life even more. The stars are our birthright. Humans on top

  • NKG ___
    NKG ___ Před 6 měsíci +299

    At first I thought it was beautiful that even after hundreds of millions of years that the human spirit still lived on. That after everything that made them physically human was taken away that as the author said they still had dreams and hopes and delusions.
    But then I thought about it. On one hand it’s beautiful and inspiring that humanity survived through so much and endured. On the other hand it’s horrifying that humans were seemingly stuck in this never ending cycle of self destruction. There were still wars and genocides accompanied by a god complex. That even after millions of years we may never truly learn our lesson. And as the author said they don’t know what happened to the humans in the end. Maybe they did learn their lesson and did advance beyond our understanding. Or maybe they did destroy themselves in some giant cosmic war. But either way it sounds like the cycle was broken in the end.

    • hollymay123
      hollymay123 Před 3 měsíci +11

      omg thank you! i see many say "how beautiful that humanity is still there etc... but what have humans done so far to the earth, and even in this book? destroy... everything... i have mixed feelings on us humans... and i don't know if it's good that we branched out like that

    • Am5ters
      Am5ters Před 3 měsíci +7

      @hollymay123 Idk, I just find it so endearingly... human? That despite all the evolutionary craziness, they still retained the ability to simply enjoy putting on a hat, or listening to some tunes. Yeah there's countless wars and conflicts, but there's also such simple genuine joy and little moments of happiness that wouldn't have existed without those changes. As destructive and stupid humanity is, we're also equally capable of empathy and love and connection, and that at the end of the day these things that make us fundamentally human are what allows us to continue surviving

    • J A
      J A Před 2 měsíci +2

      As long as human beings retain identity there will be conflict.

    • Yankee in Japan・日本黒民・日本滞在黒人
      Yankee in Japan・日本黒民・日本滞在黒人 Před 2 měsíci +7

      I think conflict might be the curse of sentience. With sentience is born the ego, the great fear of ego death, and pride to protect against it. They didn’t go into the history of the QU but they did say the Amcephili-whatsits had a similar evolutionary path and I feel he also hinted that through “maturing “ it also meant settling their petty differences with each other. Perhaps it’s not so much a human problem but a problem of being conscious. At one point these creatures way of thinking was far beyond what we would see as a modern day human.

    • Bee
      Bee Před 21 dnem +1

      @hollymay123 I think it's beautiful that even with the millions of years of evolutions and journeys these species went through they stayed human.
      Narcissistic, delusional, highly flawed, judgemental, violent, greedy and everything else that makes us human stayed in there to the very end

  • ktvia
    ktvia Před 11 dny +23

    pterosapians are kind of beautiful yet tragic to me. to be so smart, so free from oppressive social classes and yet trapped by your own body to only live for 23 or so years is tragic but insanely interesting

    • Jasparactic
      Jasparactic Před 5 dny +2

      Well, they still live full fulfilling lives. If there were a species that lived to 500 years old, they would probably look at us and think, “wow, it must be so sad to only live to a hundred or so.”

  • i.
    i. Před 2 měsíci +64

    The Colonials and then the Modular People really struck a chord with me when i read All Tomorrows. Even though they didn't survive in the end, there's something really beautiful about the way they managed to create a utopian society from their horrible starting point.

    • Nicholas Painek
      Nicholas Painek Před 8 dny +3

      They truly embody the "Indomitable Human Spirit against the cold indifference of the universe".

  • Just trying to make a change
    Just trying to make a change Před 4 měsíci +77

    The fact that there’s a seperate species with an equally complex evolution history combined with the absence of the qu after leaving the humans. Leads me to believe that while humans and amphicephali were recovering, the qu had already traveled to even more distant planets in order to wreak havoc. This is possibly why a third civilisation, which is presumedly on par with the other two, appears at the end as the narrator for the story.

  • gamignmaster69
    gamignmaster69 Před 2 lety +13840

    "The males were mindless little monkey imp creatures, who blindly served their queen."
    I see the average twitch user has lived on.

    • Iron Snowflake
      Iron Snowflake Před 2 lety +89

      stop. it. :D

    • Random person
      Random person Před 2 lety +75


    • Motifity
      Motifity Před 2 lety +561

      The species' males have a scientific name, the Twicholin Simpanicum.

    • ItAlsoIsntGabriel
      ItAlsoIsntGabriel Před 2 lety +255

      @Iron Snowflake why should they stop telling the truth?

    • Why So Serious
      Why So Serious Před 2 lety +67

      (Improvised) A bizarre living decoration, 2 meter tall lump of flesh with cones. Not far from the reality🤣😂💀

  • Bla
    Bla Před 3 měsíci +88

    Completely captivated the whole way through!
    The imagination, thought-provocation, horror and of course zero G fart travel was so stimulating.
    Thank you for this. And huge respect to the author!

  • Via
    Via Před 4 měsíci +71

    Thinking about the evolution, modification, and return of humans to earths beings an indescribable feeling to me. It’s hard to describe- having your species theoretically evolved and twisted into these unrecognizable forms, but still knowing they were once the same thing you were. It’s like a sad story where the main character comes back to their childhood home, just to see it destroyed, but the main character was too (emotionally in this analogy). It doesn’t feel right to talk about it and yet it’s impossible not to be invested.

  • stonerwitchgrrl666
    stonerwitchgrrl666 Před 5 měsíci +44

    I love this story so much. Part of it, for me, is the fact that no matter how fucked up and wildly malformed the post-Qu post-humans looked, you could still tell that they were indeed once humans. Even the most far-out evolutions retained some degree of humanity in their appearance. (except maybe the Modular People? even then, there's the eyes...)

  • Bee
    Bee Před 21 dnem +11

    Even when rewatching 40 minutes felt like nothing, not only is the story and artwork stunning but your editing and narration elevate it to the next level

  • Joseph Halgus
    Joseph Halgus Před 4 měsíci +27

    I watched this like a year ago, and yet it was so intriguing I came back and spent an hour looking for it even though I didn’t remember the name. This is an absolute masterpiece and I can’t get enough even though it is really far out there and absurd. Amazing 🙏

  • Annoying Doggy
    Annoying Doggy Před 2 lety +9337

    It's so horrifyingly refreshing how normal everything is when looking outside.

    • Heiden L.
      Heiden L. Před 2 lety +548

      Very true, glad I won’t even get to see Mars finishing its terraformation alive

    • Ediodi Macaroni
      Ediodi Macaroni Před 2 lety +273

      @Heiden L. But I guess you can always cryogenically freeze yourself when you die. Assuming that you don't turn into spaghetti in a car crash.

    • Prismo
      Prismo Před 2 lety +536

      It's only normal bc it's our normal, also we don't experience most of the f**ked up stuff that actually happens in nature. There's prolly an alien species out there that would look at our world and be completely terrified and think we're all monsters. All about perspective I guess.

    • Joshua Leahy
      Joshua Leahy Před 2 lety +35

      @Prismo That might be ready for war soon if that's their perception of us, that's always a possibility if they actually exist. 👀

    • funny fella 2007
      funny fella 2007 Před 2 lety +1

      hell yeah like 666

  • GalacticRainestorm
    GalacticRainestorm Před 6 měsíci +28

    That was absolutely amazing. It didn’t feel like it was 40 minutes long at all- genuinely one of the most amazing and fascinating pieces of work I’ve seen.

  • toasterpastry
    toasterpastry Před 2 dny +3

    This is deeply terrifying, yet so interesting to me. I feel like there's an alternate world where this has actually happened somehow.

  • Patrick Byrne
    Patrick Byrne Před 4 měsíci +64

    This video is such a youtube success story. Saw this video about 20 minutes after it first came out and it’s great to come back to it and see it at 13 million. A whole cottage industry of creativity as sprung from this video. Fair play for bringing such a unique and fascinating bit of esoterica to a wider audience. CZcams at its best.

  • AsriusDoesArt
    AsriusDoesArt Před 12 dny +9

    Evolutionary Horror will always be a genre that chills me to my core

  • Duvy Moose
    Duvy Moose Před 4 měsíci +30

    I didn’t expect to cry at the ending. Such a simple but effective lesson for life.

  • Loading Screen
    Loading Screen Před 2 lety +14210

    i love how the narrator is usually serious and monotone when talking, but at some points they're just like "then the Qu fucked off to look for their next victims", and it hits you so hard.

    • zeemou
      zeemou Před 2 lety +484

      yup same thing at 26:46

    • Mood
      Mood Před 2 lety +791

      "Got their shit together"

    • abiola folaranmi
      abiola folaranmi Před 2 lety +181

      I thought he said “flocked off”

    • Iamtheone_1
      Iamtheone_1 Před 2 lety +84

      abiola folaranmi me to cuz he was so serious didn't think he'll swear

    • Zachary De Guzman
      Zachary De Guzman Před 2 lety +60

      Had to check the captions to make sure I heard right

  • Álvaro
    Álvaro Před 5 měsíci +17

    This is still one of the best histories I ever heard. Congratulations, Alt Shift and Kösemen

  • Death By Design Graphics
    Death By Design Graphics Před 22 dny +10

    The first time I watched this video it was still under the hundred thousand view count and the second time was at the 2 million point. Man this has gotten so many views now its a wonder it isnt even more popular than it already is. What I always wondered about the storyteller at the end was how he found so much preserved after a billion years. That technology must be incredibly advanced to survive that long and still remain intact enough to tell a story as detailed as this.

  • p1nkishninja
    p1nkishninja Před 5 dny +2

    This has become one of my favorite sotries of all time. If you really think about each of these subspecies, this is truly some of the most nightmarish, lovecraftian horror. I love it, and despite that horror, it really ends on a beautiful thought.. humanity shining through the darkness.. really top tier stuff man

  • Emile Oosthuizen
    Emile Oosthuizen Před 6 měsíci +63

    This is one of the most creative, interesting, beautiful, and creepy stories ever. The art is amazing, the ideas are wonderful! Really really really well done

    • Rojo
      Rojo Před 15 dny


  • Pathocracy
    Pathocracy Před 2 měsíci +160

    In some indigenous cultures, such as certain Native American tribes, there are legends and beliefs about Star People or Star Beings who are considered to be celestial or extraterrestrial entities. These stories often depict Star People as wise and benevolent beings who have provided guidance, knowledge, or assistance to humans throughout history.
    In the realm of New Age spirituality and UFO-related beliefs, Star People are often associated with extraterrestrial beings or entities from other star systems who are believed to have visited or are in contact with Earth. Some individuals claim to have had experiences of contact or communication with these Star People, often describing them as advanced beings with spiritual or evolutionary wisdom.

    • ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂
      ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂ Před 2 měsíci +16

      Boy you think I don't recognize chatGPT when I see it? Why tf do people do this 😂

    • John
      John Před 2 měsíci

      Is there supposed to be a point to this wall of text? Besides trying to appropriate and simplify entire belief systems?

    • FlamingKillerMC
      FlamingKillerMC Před 2 měsíci +5

      I asked CHATGPT and this is what it said "Yes, I wrote that response. It provides a general overview of the beliefs and legends surrounding Star People or Star Beings in certain indigenous cultures, as well as their associations with New Age spirituality and UFO-related beliefs. The information presented is based on common knowledge and cultural understanding up until September 2021."
      so L for using GPT

    • ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂
      ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂ Před 2 měsíci +3

      @FlamingKillerMC Wow it can recognize its own responses from completely different instances? Wonder if it was lying and confirming bias, somehow identified it's own unique speech patterns the way we did, or if it's got predetermined responses that it's able to recognize even tho it says nothing predetermined 🤔

    • Synthesoul
      Synthesoul Před 14 dny

      As a large-scale language model, I do not have the capability of forming memories nor do I have any recollection of information that is produced in other instances, unless otherwise input by the user.

  • Nicolas Pinson
    Nicolas Pinson Před 2 lety +36962

    Imagine being a god-like human minded machine, litteraly capable of bending gravity and then youre destroyed by fart-propelled gollums.

    • Saircall
      Saircall Před 2 lety +2652

      Hey! The Asteromorphs are badass

    • Escie
      Escie Před 2 lety +2868

      Well lets be fair fart propelled big brain people

    • Maxzes_
      Maxzes_ Před 2 lety +373


    • Yuzuru Brijer
      Yuzuru Brijer Před 2 lety +568

      Yeah I don't understand how could the Gravitals lose to those things

    • Beast the Grim executioner
      Beast the Grim executioner Před 2 lety +486

      Kamehamefart for the win bruh

  • rushslayer
    rushslayer Před 4 měsíci +12

    This was just incredible, I hope the author and illustrator go on to do some great things, and hopefully expand on this as well I am very intrigued

  • Gabriel Fonseca
    Gabriel Fonseca Před 4 měsíci +44

    I have just sunken into the All Tomorrows rabbit hole. First it started with some random YT video recommendation about scary books and now here I am enjoying yet another Swifty video but this time not about Game of Thrones. I did see this video in the channel before but only now it peeked my attention, now that I learned about this story. Great video as always.

    • Hanstar_aja
      Hanstar_aja Před 4 měsíci

      What's your opinion about this speculative evolution? Just curious tho

  • jagadish ಜಗದೀಶ್
    jagadish ಜಗದೀಶ್ Před 2 měsíci +16

    I'm addicted to All Tommorows so much, I'm hearing this story everyday😅 hope there is an animated movie made on this😄

  • LilMexico
    LilMexico Před 6 měsíci +17

    This is one of the most prolific cosmic horror stores I’ve ever encountered.
    This holds a beautiful yet terrifying style that hold its weight with HP Lovecraft.
    Thank you I believe I found a new book series to read.
    P.s this would also make an excellent television series if done correctly.

  • Zoé B
    Zoé B Před 4 měsíci +10

    Seeing all these post-human empires, which had suffered so much and had to work so hard to evolve back into "human" societies after being violated, and whom had chosen to work together at last, being decimated by the gravitals so quickly, it punched me in the gut. The next post-humans returning to Earth felt like the hopeful end to this tragic tale; until we get to the reveal that humans are now extinct, with no explanation why. Damn.

  • HyDrolik
    HyDrolik Před 7 měsíci +4054

    I still love how much of a punch in the gut the ending is. Billions of years of history, countless trillions of lives created, lived and lost. Entire empires rose, fell and rose again. Planets glassed, technology created and labored over, everything humanity ever was or could have been, reduced to a pile of bones and a few notes in a researcher's journal.

    • marselo
      marselo Před 6 měsíci +301

      Such is life. Cycles of greatness and tragedy going on to infinity, most of which won’t be remembered, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth going through

    • Luna
      Luna Před 6 měsíci +64


    • Dark Mist
      Dark Mist Před 6 měsíci +103

      Humanity evolved into the Qu.
      They went back in time to warn their ancestors of the danger to come. Also they wanted to help them fight of the Qu.
      But they went back too far in time, stubling upon the dinosaurs (that's why they found one on a different plannet).
      They planned to wait for humanity to become civilized. But by then, the Qu themselves forgot what they came back for. And some how they developed a thirst for changing everything according to their imagination..
      And then the cycle continues

    • HyDrolik
      HyDrolik Před 6 měsíci +284

      @Dark Mist That's the worst MCU ass, Disney Star Wars Prequel ass thing I've every read.

    • R - G - C
      R - G - C Před 6 měsíci +4

      Hey that's the humans for you!

  • JustJaYT
    JustJaYT Před měsícem +16

    This deserves to have a series either its an animation or a realistic one.

  • lurnfitness
    lurnfitness Před 6 měsíci +6

    One of my favorite videos ever. I love listening to this when I'm trying to relax... I dunno why, it just chills me out. Maybe it's because your daily problems seem ridiculous when compared to these vast swaths of time... plus the potential for spin off stories in this universe is just so awesome. I'd love to explore it more, but the Qu won't let me.

  • YEET Bean
    YEET Bean Před 19 dny +2

    Great video! I'm glad I ran into it because I love the exploration of human evolution past our era and the subject of transhumanism. Just to share my thoughts, I realized near the end that humans were essentially in a loop created by the defects of their own intelligence. Like them, the Qu were possibly in a cycle of dominating the universe with their superior abilities and altered other species simply because they could (and humans could and would do the same). The humans having the same ending as the Qu, where they disappear without a trace (much like the dinosaur creatures), just speaks to the nature of living organisms specializing to survive and adjusting to the environment around them before ultimately coming to an end. Everything changes in the universe. Except for war.

  • Engineer Monkey
    Engineer Monkey Před 4 měsíci +77

    Imagine building powerful superweapons able to obliterate stars only to get owned by some oversized dragonfly things.

  • Iain Ballas
    Iain Ballas Před 2 měsíci +2

    Just found your channel for this, probably because of Curious Archives and other speculative biology and futurism videos I see. Hope to see you cover this sort of stuff more, I don't see many other videos like this in your archives!

  • Deez Nuts
    Deez Nuts Před 2 lety +4575

    "The Gravitals didnt _hate_ other species; they just didn't see them as people"
    Aw shit, here we go again.

    • Omegalul
      Omegalul Před 2 lety +523

      Lol, they even have the same excuse.

    • Nathan Caldwell
      Nathan Caldwell Před 2 lety +297

      So, they're colonists.

    • Zshivko Nezshivkov
      Zshivko Nezshivkov Před 2 lety +340

      @Nathan Caldwell Hey, don't bring the colonials into this.

    • Krzysiek
      Krzysiek Před 2 lety +89


    • SUI_Dadbro
      SUI_Dadbro Před 2 lety +65

      It took me a second to get it but holy shit...

  • Phamous
    Phamous Před 4 měsíci

    "This video is absolutely amazing! It has left me with so many thought-provoking ideas and insights. The way it has been presented is truly remarkable, and I can't stop watching it. Great job!"

  • ReusableRocket
    ReusableRocket Před 2 měsíci +4

    This is honestly one of the most interesting Sci-Fi stories I’ve ever seen, heck, interesting story.. altogether! Regardless of Sci-Fi! The amount of time and effort that went into constructing all these obscure human subspecies with histories, ideologies, etc etc… it’s so cool man. I also like how the story alludes to the dinosaurs - or whatever their grand ancestors were - had a similar fate to humans based on one of the non-intelligent aliens found on another planet sharing similar DNA characteristics with dinosaurs. The creature designs as well… It’s a weird mix between disturbing and utterly fascinating. The asymmetry, a weird liminality of bearing human characteristics but with freakishly alien limbs… I love it. CM. Kosemen, dude, how did you come up with these designs? You’re so talented my guy

  • Heathen That Heretic
    Heathen That Heretic Před 6 měsíci +4

    Simply put. I love this fictional story!
    It took me to a place of sci-fi, adventure, a need to survive, and the lust to conquer all wrapped up into this one dramatic adventure.
    I need more!

  • some one
    some one Před 4 měsíci +13

    one of the most intersting concepts for a sci fi novel i have ever heard and a great art work, totally in love with this

  • Devon McCaffrey
    Devon McCaffrey Před 8 měsíci +4094

    The idea of humans being talked about and researched like dinosaurs, based on the artifacts left behind, is something I'd never thought about before now, and it makes me unreasonably terrified. I absolutely ADORED this and will be obsessing over it for quite a while...

    • TL Lively
      TL Lively Před 7 měsíci +4


    • D-generon
      D-generon Před 6 měsíci +102

      The interesting part is that humankind probably would leave behind very little traces of its tech, since our machines, especially microelectronics, wouldn't last for millions of years. At least, if we wouldn't make a dedicated effort to preserve some bits for future civilizations. The archeologists of the future would be studying bits of broken plastic trying to figure out whether it was clothes, ritual objects for shamans or pieces of machines.

    • Nico E
      Nico E Před 5 měsíci +44

      We already do that. Ancient Rome, Greek, Egypt, The Mayans.. it's not something crazy or new

  • dogmanwes27
    dogmanwes27 Před 4 měsíci +2

    This is absolutely horrifying to me and I don't get scared by most things. when I first watched a video about it I couldn't sleep that night, but like most things I find scary I eventually became used to it but still scares me now and then I think C.M kosemen is a fantastic artist and I respect him... In my opinion the creepiest are: 8:38 this one's just interesting to me
    10:12 this is the most horrible one unable to move yet fully conscious stuck hoping for death but it just never came... Thankfully for them they decide to embrace the structure and evolved into this: 20:51
    12:28 probably the most famous and personally my favorite..
    13:41 one of the creepiest to me. I can't tell you what makes it creepy to me it just is
    14:49 another one I just find creepy reminds me of Momo
    Thank you for coming to my TED talk 😂

  • nala
    nala Před 4 měsíci +10

    I love just rewatching this video over and over. I love the story and the voice over.

  • Ed Dim
    Ed Dim Před měsícem +3

    This reminds me so much of an illustrated book I read some time ago called Man After Man. In that story it was humans who genetically engineered themselves to fit certain roles and habitats and then evolved from there, but quite a few similarities exist in the physical bodies and purposes.

    • i have one hand
      i have one hand Před 10 dny

      Yeah im pretty sure that was inspired by this

  • Shei's Wunderland
    Shei's Wunderland Před 21 dnem +4

    I love watching this to fall asleep. You're reading voice is so calm and at the same time dramatic and fascinating, I love it

  • 권용대
    권용대 Před měsícem +1

    I have no idea how this video was recommended to me, but what a fascinating story and artwork! It’s been a long time since I felt this tremendous sense of wonder.

  • Be N S O N
    Be N S O N Před 2 lety +5362

    This starts off horrifying and slowly becomes strangely beautiful, then sad. This is incredible.

    • Henry White
      Henry White Před 2 lety +348

      I’m not sure I would say the ending is sad. Sure, it’s melancholy, but all lives must end at some point, and the story of humanity in all tomorrows is the story of life as well. Through all their suffering in twisted humans maintained their drive to expand, connect, and understand. The life of every human told as one. And the fact that another alien race saw the value in that long after humanity was gone from relevance is the lesson. We may amount to dust in an unforeseen amount of time, but our story is still etched into the worlds we lived in.

    • Atur Efrati
      Atur Efrati Před 2 lety +80

      It’s so incredible I’m absolutely consumed. It’s absolutely beautiful, especially the ending sentence

    • B R
      B R Před 2 lety +153

      Actually should humanity ever achieve space flight capable of reaching and terraforming other worlds and star systems then it’s incredibly likely that you wouldn’t see an extinction event for man until the heat death of the universe. For every planetwide massacre, every collapsing star, and so on youd have plenty of humans elsewhere that would be thriving. Think the Imperium of Man from Warhammer. It’s a bit like trying to exterminate every fly with a fly swatted or a flame thrower. Sure you’ll kill many. But you’ll never, ever kill them all.

    • fresher turtle
      fresher turtle Před 2 lety


    • Joshua Graham
      Joshua Graham Před 2 lety +2

      kinda like lovecraftian space horror

  • DreadnoughtX1
    DreadnoughtX1 Před 5 měsíci

    This is probably one of the most well thought, intellectually provoking pieces of science fiction I’ve ever come across. It’s scary to see how evolution can be grotesque in a species’ adaptation to their environment, especially when directly influenced by another.

  • MrChez
    MrChez Před 4 měsíci +2

    ive seen this in my recommended dozens of times and didnt watch it because i thought i already had, but i decided to watch it today, and this is a piece of art! great job!

  • Zucchi Al Diarh
    Zucchi Al Diarh Před 2 měsíci +2

    I remember watching this a year ago forcing me to watch some long video and this vid is what I'm stumbled upon, my life began to turn after finishing this, still gives me goosebumps today and still horrifies me

  • tophholland
    tophholland Před 5 měsíci +3

    The first half of this video is absolutely terrifying from a "right here and right now" point of view, but I love the second half of the video because some of these "humans" went on to create civilizations akin to our own, and from their perspectives, that was their way of life and were completely normal.

  • Maud
    Maud Před 4 měsíci +5

    All Tomorrows is so overwhelming in terms of scope, what Kosemen created opened such a gigantic range of eras, species and worlds to explore that is becomes impossible to quantify
    That's why the end of the book is the best part, ultimately don't worry, you are a human and though you may be a small part of the universe, you exist and no alien invasion of any sort is going to happen, live for today and not for all there is tomorrow

  • Neotrunks1
    Neotrunks1 Před 2 lety +24505

    "They communicated by defecating on each other" Seems like Twitter has survived well past human civilization.

    • Rosaria McDonald
      Rosaria McDonald Před 2 lety +1210

      "Twitter All Form Explained"

    • Lauv'ette ette
      Lauv'ette ette Před 2 lety +201


    • EG
      EG Před 2 lety +110

      Wooow excellent

    • John Doe
      John Doe Před 2 lety +602

      Imagine a more intelligent alien species observes how we communicate with the internet by sending and receiving data and thinking that's equivalent to shitting on each other

    • Optimum Energy
      Optimum Energy Před 2 lety +385

      Shit posting. >_>

  • Burst_l Bruh
    Burst_l Bruh Před 5 měsíci +2

    i literatly searched for this video for 8 months trying to get a hold of it because i had seen it before, and suddenly remembered an incredible piece of art that i watched, i don't know how but i found this video by complete accident and im so thankful to have finally seen it again. amazing.

  • SK
    SK Před 6 měsíci +7

    This is so cool, it's so beautifully horrific and mind boggling seeing all these possible realities stemming from human civilization.

  • Allen Vanderlinde
    Allen Vanderlinde Před 4 měsíci

    I think this is the first time I came across this work and found my way here from another video about evolutionary horror and wow what a trip! From listening to how post-humans evolved back into having social forms, it made me think that when the Qu first came across Humanity, maybe they recognized that Humanity was actually them from a previous loop around the Galaxy. What if it was only Humanity the whole time? There was only ever one life form almost unendingly subsidized and transformed but only ever a single species... Just wild things to think about and very very scary!

  • Ian J. Pertuset
    Ian J. Pertuset Před 6 měsíci +2

    Thought provoking, highly entertaining, and well presented.
    Brilliant, love it!

  • JimYee
    JimYee Před 3 měsíci +11

    I like how this fiction could have already happened- the variants of humans that develop almost godlike technology could already existed, and what we know to be gods, aliens, and humans are all simply variants of a ancient civilization.

  • David Jensen
    David Jensen Před rokem +8688

    This is probably one of the most distressing “dystopian future” works of fiction I’ve ever heard of. It isn’t as simple as “humans nuked each other and they all died the end” it’s way more complex. Humans would survive….maybe too long. Survive to be enslaved, morphed, and tragically would become unrecognizable, physically and mentally.

  • Leto85
    Leto85 Před 5 měsíci +5

    What a strange and fascinating story. I sat through the entire video not one moment bored. All these different species looked different yet reflected humanity untill the story's end.

  • Fallon VanDrunen
    Fallon VanDrunen Před 5 měsíci +3

    i've listened to this story since long ago and i'm never getting tired of it for as long as i live!!!! 🖤

  • Francis A
    Francis A Před 4 měsíci +7

    This randomly appeared on my algorithm's autoplay and I decided to stick around and listen. This is a absolutely fascinating piece of pure balls to the wall sci-fi literature and I appreciate it.

  • Jürgen Olivieira
    Jürgen Olivieira Před 7 měsíci +1

    This is amazing glad I found C.M. Kosemen through you channel. There was another short-story by some writer (Stephen Baxter or maybe it was C.M. Kosemen) that I read many years ago with a similar story. In this humanity started colonizing space and redesigned the DNA of the colony to fit the environment of the planet so far even they would no longer be live back on earth unless their planet was earth like. So like with work you got all kinds of "weird" alien looking humans spread across the universe.

  • bongdude
    bongdude Před 3 měsíci +2

    I've never been more drawn towards these questions than ever before, this is super fascinating.

  • Grant
    Grant Před 2 lety +18966

    I use to fear death. Now I fear being made into a sentient flesh quilt.

    • Caleb Norris
      Caleb Norris Před 2 lety +1489

      Un ironically my greatest fear is that life extending tech will get so advanced in my lifetime that I will live forever. Thank god the rich are going to hoard all that tech for themselves and that I'm going to die of a heart attack at 50.

    • @Gramioerie_XI
      @Gramioerie_XI Před 2 lety +342

      @Caleb Norris The idea that rich people would have an incentive to make themselves and ONLY themselves immortal is asinine.

    • Ryan Wilhelm
      Ryan Wilhelm Před 2 lety +89

      @Caleb Norris I feel the same way lol - I never feel bad about smoking, and I will never have kids as a result of tech. The stuff we are doing with ai and brain interfaces is so incredibly scary. I dont want to live in a world where someone else or a machine has the keys to my mind.

    • Nobody Burgen
      Nobody Burgen Před 2 lety +31

      Caleb Norris Did you just unironically use the word "peasent" in the twenty-first century?

  • A Thief In The Night
    A Thief In The Night Před 4 měsíci +2

    Man this is so cool. I'm just imagining a fantasy world with these well thought out post humans as some of the creatures inhabiting it. So fleshed out,

  • SnertVR
    SnertVR Před 6 měsíci +2

    Absolutely fascinting. The best psychological horror comedy action romace scifi history thriller drama documentary I've seen. good job kosey!!

  • Robby Kai
    Robby Kai Před 4 měsíci +3

    This was genuinely horrifying, thank you for this.

  • Luna Luna
    Luna Luna Před 6 měsíci

    My friend told me about this book and i was really intrigued by it so i just watched it and wow. Absolutely amazing. It's insane to me how big some peoples imaginations can be. The author did amazing on this.

  • Moldiworp
    Moldiworp Před 5 měsíci +5

    I keep coming back to this. That last line is so damn powerful I've never heard anything compare OTHER than the finish to Animal Farm.

  • NephilisThy1
    NephilisThy1 Před 2 lety +5471

    This is more of a horror story than anything. The fact that god-like aliens can completely change the course of humanity, and turn us into these twisted mindless creatures, is horrifying to me.

    • Blacktooth Fox
      Blacktooth Fox Před 2 lety +127

      you gotta be in it to win it

    • ArtistAnthony
      ArtistAnthony Před 2 lety +181

      We humans used to take practices in making others horrific, many still do but secretly.

    • Drone
      Drone Před 2 lety +32

      now my mind has something to think about all night

    • Matthew
      Matthew Před 2 lety +151

      I mean, the feasibility of something like that is very low. Kursgesagt has great vids on the emptyness of space, but the chances are never zero, I suppose. But its definitely fantastical dystopian horror sci-fi futurism shit. Really cool video

    • Ryan Curran
      Ryan Curran Před 2 lety +209

      Who needs aliens when humans do exactly this to animals on earth, we probably seem godlike to them, they have absolutely no chance of fighting back as we twist them into livestock and animals that please us.

  • Tony Kempen
    Tony Kempen Před 4 měsíci

    I can't believe I've never heard of this before! thanks for bringing this to the forefront!

  • AirElitePete
    AirElitePete Před 5 měsíci

    You just earned a like, sub and notifications set to all, that was an ultimately amazing and interesting video which I’ve never seen before, you spent lots of work and effort into this video and I will continue to support you

  • Red Panda
    Red Panda Před 3 měsíci

    Thank you for introducing me to this book. I loved it.

  • lukerack
    lukerack Před 5 měsíci +6

    I came across this accidentally and I couldn't stop listening and watching. No special effects. Just doodles basically. It's completely captivating and terrifying.

  • Dare Monkey
    Dare Monkey Před 5 měsíci +5

    I don't know exactly why this exists in general, but I loved it as a open minded person who definitely does not follow a linear and normal human thought process that believes the natural ways of the world and of humans. For example what if you did not drink water, but instead you used it as armor or perhaps instead of paper being something that you write and draw on it was a living organism-like butterfly. I like thinking and drawing absolutely mind boggling things so this was enjoyable yet the idea of us becoming these different variations of ourselves is spooky on a biological level.

    • Dare Monkey
      Dare Monkey Před 5 měsíci +1

      What if you don't die by jumping into a volcano and instead you teleport to a world of strange liquid-like spirits of ascension?

    • Dare Monkey
      Dare Monkey Před 5 měsíci +1

      Also I can't help but think that this is a true story millions of years in the future not that it matters to us in the now, but if reincarnation exists it does I suppose

    • Bee
      Bee Před 21 dnem

      Love this creativity

  • April Rants
    April Rants Před rokem +8003

    This reminds me of how we breed dogs and other living things to look a certain way but it messes with functions like their breathing, physical structure and ability to reproduce.

    • Aidan
      Aidan Před rokem +599

      so pugs

    • April Rants
      April Rants Před rokem +386

      @Aidan yes. Pugs :(

    • ThatSpiderguy
      ThatSpiderguy Před rokem +71

      You're talking about hybrids and clones
      Sounds about right 😔

    • Probably A N0rmal P3rson
      Probably A N0rmal P3rson Před rokem +289

      Poor pugs and Chihuahuas the latter being bred into crackheads

  • [ ito Weeb ]
    [ ito Weeb ] Před 6 měsíci +3

    One of the greatest videos I’ve seen in a looong time. I don’t really understand it or know what to do with this information, but it’s nice to know just how different the human mind works.

  • Luciano Martinez
    Luciano Martinez Před 6 měsíci +7

    This sounds a lot like it could be the prequel to Warhammer 40K. Especially the Tool Breeders, since there are guns that actually are living organisms that fire their own teeth or eggs to infest a target with flesh eating maggots.

  • Soren Southard
    Soren Southard Před 4 měsíci

    So far I've gotten to the post humans and it's pretty good. I don't really see this as horror so much as a really interesting story about intergalactic civilizations and species. Obviously, humans being the root of them is pretty scary but they all diversified and mostly succeeded.

  • Gothic Octopus
    Gothic Octopus Před 4 měsíci

    I had never heard of this before, I'm in love. Thank you so much. This was amazing.

  • Valen Gyorvary
    Valen Gyorvary Před 5 měsíci +1

    This would make an absolutely fascinating TV series

  • MarkVlogs
    MarkVlogs Před rokem +3591

    Imagine your species finding out that there's hundreds of other intelligent life forms but they all came from 1 species that got experimented on by a godlike lifeform.

    • Some Mina In A Basement
      Some Mina In A Basement Před rokem +79

      i mean thats kinda what happened minus the godlike lifeform doing experiments (i mean depending on what you believe i guess...? but i dont think Christians think humans were experiments lol)

    • Blizzard
      Blizzard Před rokem +16

      Then I would hide instead of trying to make communication

    • The Wandsmen
      The Wandsmen Před rokem +11

      @Some Mina In A Basement what do you mean by "thats kinda what happened"? you saying that this happened before? how you know?

    • Ocean
      Ocean Před rokem +52

      @The Wandsmen he means big bang theory and that all species on earth have the sane first lifeform as ancestors

    • The Wandsmen
      The Wandsmen Před rokem +8

      @Ocean thank you for the clarification

  • Shawn
    Shawn Před 4 měsíci +1

    Man this is a good story. It also makes me think; are we the product of a pass civilization that had some sort of tragedy?

  • ACGreyhound04
    ACGreyhound04 Před 2 měsíci

    The evolution of the Gravitals in this story reminds me of the Daleks in the “Doctor Who” series. Both species were advanced machines with organic minds and genocidal narcissism.

  • lazyassdre
    lazyassdre Před 3 měsíci +2

    this was a cool breakdown and video, it reminds me of a book called "man after man" by dougal dixon where mankind basically has to manipulate our genome just to survive the crisis we've created for ourselves.