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Becoming a 'Mini-God'

In 2010 European science agency CERN designed the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. This accelerator shoots beams around a 27km concrete ring underground (near Geneva), smashing atoms together in search of the elusive 'God particle' believed present at the 'Big Bang'. Since it began operating at the end of March 2010, CERN engineers and physicists have created billions of miniature versions of the 'Big Bang', revealing fundamental insights into the nature of the cosmos.

In creating their own versions of the 'Big Bang' scientists at CERN are well on their way to potentially unraveling key mysteries to our universe. Whether a you're a supporter of the Big Bang Theory or not the work these scientists are doing is still impressive, and the results may very well change the way we view our universe.

In this post we take a special look at the work being done by these scientists, or rather the possible outcome  of their work. Artist Andreas Wannerstedt has created an impressive short film that envisions a world after CERN's research has substantially changed the way we live. Titled "Genesis" the video revolves around a machine that has the power of creating new, miniature universes, and asks the question "what would humanity do with power to create its own mini-verses?". The video offers up an interesting look into a not-so-unrealistic future.

Perhaps the most striking part of the video comes at its close. When the camera pans out to show a slew of magazines spread across a table (pictured below). The magazines hint at everything from newly discovered species, religious implications, and even war - all of which are easily imagined outcomes of such a future.

To view more about this video and the artist who created it click here

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