Minecraft is DOOMED! How the Nether Portal PROVES Minecraft’s End! | The SCIENCE of… Minecraft

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Minecraft is DOOMED! How the Nether Portal PROVES Minecraft’s End! | The SCIENCE of… Minecraft

The Nether: the final frontier… oh wait that’s the End- FU- *BLEEPS* The Nether: the second frontier. Land of lava, rocks that burns indefinitely, sunburned skeletons, mushrooms, and creepy ghosts; and the only place where space-time bends, contorts and makes NO SENSE! LITERAL HELL! And it’s the subject of today’s SCIENCE! Because there’s one tiny aspect of the Nether that elevates it from merely a place to farm wither skulls and *Dr. Evil impression* liquid hot magma to a place of serious interest that secretly DO-O-OMS the entire rest of the Minecraft world, and that is this; the Nether Portal. Confused?
Stick around and let me elucidate the problem using the powers of math
and three theoretical physicists: Bubbles, Blossom and But- *BEEP* Lawrence, Schwarzschild and Einstein. *INTERLUDE* Okay, so why am I fixated on the Nether? Because my brain is broken and I’m not a normal person but no matter how much Zoloft I take, my brain never stops behaving this way. “Then why don’t you stop taking Zoloft, Austin?” Because then I’d be DEPRESSED
in doing the same CRAP! I have resigned to accept the fact that my brain is never going to just enjoy video games normally ever again. BUT, the key to why I’m obsessed with the Nether, like I said before, is the Nether Portals. The obsidian doorways from the main Minecraft world that allow you to get to the Nether and back again. Because these things have dramatically terrifying implications, and I promise you, it’s not in the way that you’re thinking… Whichever way you’re thinking, it’s wrong. It’s not a bomb. It’s not going to kill you directly, but what it does, what it means, and how it operates gives us a massive insight into
the cosmology of Minecraft, and the cosmology is Freakin Terrifying. And in order to understand why, you’re gonna first
have to know exactly how Nether Portals work. Nether Portals are made from either obsidian you’ve mined, or they can be cast from lava directly, they frame a two block by three block window, and, if you’re a LOSER, you can omit the corners, but I hate the way that looks, so I always take the time to harvest enough obsidian to make the full rectangle. Then, all you need to do is light a fire and BAM, doorway to another time and place
opens up before your very eyes, pretty… standard stuff. The cool part comes from the Nether’s ability
to act as a nexus of fast travel. Because, it turns out, that every single block you travel in the Nether translates into eight blocks
travelled in the Minecraft overworld. Meaning, if you travel a mere 100 blocks in the Nether and build a new portal, it’ll spawn 800 blocks further in the same direction, allowing you to travel vast distances
in 1/8 the time it would ordinarily take you. AND it’s this fact alone that utterly and completely dooms the Minecraft world. Because the only way to make eight meters in one place equal one meter somewhere else, the ONLY WAY to make that happen is to stretch space-time. Which requires one thing: energy. And trust me, it takes a LOT of energy. *INTERLUDE* We’ll get to that money shot later. First, I have to explain a few things. Like, what the heck I even mean, why, how and what makes this an utterly terrifying proposition with disastrous implications. Because I have the sense that some of you are like: “Ohh, so you can make stargates, so what?” But by the time we’re done with this episode, you’ll not only understand what makes this reality of the cosmology of the Minecraft world utterly horrifying, but you’ll also understand Einstein’s theories
of general and special relativity a hell of a lot better. Ok, the basics. For our purposes here today, light is a wave. For a long time we thought
it behaved like all other objects, and that its velocity was variable
depending upon the speed of the observer. But it turns out, no. Light always travels at the same speed
from all frames of reference, no matter whether you’re travelling
toward where it emits from, or away from where it emits from, or bisecting where it emits from. Discovering this had all sorts
of weird implications for science. Implications everyone ignored, except for one dude named Albert Einstein, who is like: “Hey, what if we didn’t though?” And while trying to explain how light could move the same speed across all reference frames, he came up with a whole
new field of theoretical physics: general and special relativity. These theories actually fixed a lot of problems for us, but they also suggested that time would be experienced differently between two observers depending upon, well, basically, two things: speed and gravity. Or more specifically, speed and mass. Gravity just so happens to be an interesting consequence of something that has a lot of mass, bending space-time around itself. Einstein proved that time is flexible, but that it also is directly linked
to space and the curve thereof. Curve space and you also stretch time and vice-versa. And all of this applies to Minecraft. Because we’re going to use two different,
albeit similar, formulas to calculate the space-time curvature of the Nether that would cause it to be running eight seconds faster than the Minecraft world, and, finally, to prove that each and every
single Minecraft world you create is utterly and completely doomed. *INTERLUDE* I’m choosing to use time based formulas
because they’re… easier, but don’t worry, I double-checked it later when I had a panic attack using Lorentz Contraction and, well, you’ll just have to see. In order to make a one stretch out to an eight
between Minecraft and the Nether, one of them has to be doing something relativistic. Strong gravity, fast speeds – something. The first hurdle in general and special relativity is to figure out which of these two places is moving faster, or has higher energy. Which is honestly a bit tricky. But, thankfully, I did the thinking for you. It’s the main Minecraft overworld, and let’s look at this simply. In one dimension eight overworld blocks can fit
into the space of one Nether block. This means, in effect, that the overworld
is undergoing space-time compression, which means, it has more energy. This is going to be important for
positioning in our formulas. One possibility is that the Minecraft world is flying away from the Nether at a high rate of speed. But this is… problematic, mostly because travelling to and from each world would require exponentially increasing amounts
of energy every second. What’s far more likely is that the Nether and the Minecraft world are orbiting the same body. This is going to allow them to remain a relatively short distance apart from one another, while allowing us to inject more or less as much energy into the Minecraft world as we need by raising the mass of the body it’s orbiting, or sending the Nether into a further orbit and bringing the Minecraft world into a lower orbit. This gives us two ways to calculate what could possibly slow Minecraft time down, so much that eight seconds in it’s world fit into one second of the Nether’s. The first way we’re gonna do it is the first way I did it, which is to take this system, this orbiting solar system and figure out how deep into a given star’s gravity well the Minecraft world would have to be, in order to be running eight whole seconds slower
than the Nethers world. This is something that we know for a fact
exists in real life. Satellites orbiting the Earth have clocks that tick
at a different rate than our own, and we have to correct for it. And the orbit of Mercury was slightly off for YEARS until we learned to factor in relativity, which explained it perfectly. And if you were to, uh… stand on the surface of the Sun, and, like… not die somehow, every five and a half Earth days your Sun-proof watch would get one second behind the same watch on Earth. All because of gravity. Now, in order to figure this out, we need to take this colossal mess of a formula, the Swartchild factor, and turn it into something that spits out an orbital height for our Minecraft world, based on the mass of the star
it and the Nether are rotating around, because we actually already know our gamma. It’s eight! What we want to know is r₂ – the radius. To save us all time because I have, like,
a hundred formulas to get through and I don’t need anybody having
the same aneurysms I did, it simplifies to this. The radius of the Nether’s orbit actually doesn’t matter that much for reasons that’ll become clear later, so I’m gonna just reverse engineer it
to be the same orbital speed as the Earth. Plugging in all of our numbers,
we should get the orbital radius, a.k.a. the distance away from the center of any given object our Minecraft world would have to be in order to be running eight seconds
slower than the Nether. Let’s figure out the answer if Minecraft
were orbiting our Sun. We get.. *46.87 meters* that… that’s buried in the Sun, but it gets… better, because all the mass of the body it’s orbiting has to be below it, meaning the Sun would have to be squashed
into a radius of 46 meters, making it less than a football field wide. That’s over 2500 meters smaller
than the Swartchild radius, which is the radius under which the mass of a given body will be overcome by the power of gravity and collapse into a black hole. Meaning, if our Minecraft world were orbiting this, it’d be about a microsecond away from being
de-molecularised by tidal forces. GREAT!!! *INTERLUDE* Okay, okay, okay. So, maybe… we can dilate time another way. Maybe, using speed. And for THAT, we need this formula – the Lorenz factor. It’s worth pointing out that we can already
assume that its speed is gonna be so fast that orbiting a regular star ain’t gonna cut it. Minecraft cannot follow this basic astronomical bobble. Instead, it’s far more likely that Minecraft
takes place in a binary system. Where the overworld orbits its own Sun, the one you see in the sky every day, and that Sun is orbiting something
that has even stronger gravity, and it’s conceivable that this could be a neutron star that you can’t even see. They’re… pretty tiny. Anyway, the formula from before, the Lorentz factor, becomes this, where we can just plug in all our numbers and we can find out how fast you’d have to be traveling in relation to the Nether to get an eight fold compression in space-time. And the answer? *297,448,591.15 meters per/second* *99.22% Speed of Light* All right, cool beans. No big deal! We’ll just plop our Minecraft system around… Oh… I don’t know, the Wolf-Rayet star R136a1. One of the most massive known stars in existence. What… what will the orbital radius have to be in order to reach these speeds? *READS OUT* And yeah, the Schwarzschild radius is 930 thousand meters. DANG IT, A BLACK HOLE AGAIN!!! DEEP, DEEP IN A BLACK HOLE. NOT EVEN VERY FAR FROM THE SINGULARITY! GRAAGH!!! *INTERLUDE* Okay, okay, okay, I’m fine whatever, alright, alright, alright, we’re good. FINE! Fine! So, Minecraft is orbiting a star that’s falling toward a black hole at a high fraction of the speed of light, and the Nether is out here… somewhere. Okay. All right. Let’s just accept this as a given. That in order for space-time to compress this much
you have to be past the point of no return. And with a massive enough black hole you wouldn’t necessarily die right away, since the curve of space-time before the singularity would be pretty gradual. It would just be steep enough that light can’t escape it. Ya know what, UHHHHHHH I can work with this. But herein becomes the crux of the problem. How is the Nether Portal even getting there? It could be a wormhole. Bending space-time is a perfectly legitimate way to move to and pass the Schwarzschild radius. If you could actually manage to pull it off. The issue is the total amount of energy this would take. Remember, in order for each second in the Nether
to be worth one second in the regular overworld, the overworld has to be traveling at
99.22% the speed of light, which means you, in effect,
would have to reach that speed. Well… sort of. At these speeds energy becomes a lot more… um, like… indistinguishable from speed itself. And… anyway. Here we can use Einstein’s famous E=mc² formula to figure out exactly how much energy it would take to transport you from Minecraft to the Nether. BUT, we’re gonna actually have to use the whole thing. The part that uses momentum. *E²=(mc²)²+PC²* (My brain hurts from reading that) which becomes E=mc²+√PC* (Still confused) This is how we find P, plug in our numbers and BAM 5.39 Exajoules. Which is equivalent to 1288 ME-GA-tons of TNT. (YEESH!) Enough power to power South Korea for an entire year and energy equal to, no joke, detonating every single nuclear bomb on Earth simultaneously. This is per trip to and from the Nether. Can you even imagine each Nether Portal
should be utterly melting the world every time you use it. Unless it is perfectly designed to use energy and not waste anything as heat or a kinetic energy or anything. And that’s, like, per second, since the Nether Portal is always open once you make it. The power requirements of this thing are astronomical, BUT, if somehow the Nether Portal doesn’t obliterate the world like a Death Star, you may have noticed there’s a slight problem of Minecraft’s world having to be LITERALLY IN A FREAKING BLACK HOLE! What the heck do we even do about this? You can’t orbit the singularity
once you’re past the Schwarzschild radius. There’s no more orbiting to be done. Right at the radius the orbital speed is a speed of light, so while the Minecraft world
would delay its impact slightly by moving sideways at a fraction of C, it’s going to eventually hit the singularity. If we say that Minecraft’s overworld and Sun are within the universe’s largest known black hole, TON 618 which clocks in at 66 billion times the mass of our own Sun, at these speeds the clock is ticking. On the Minecraft world, given this speed at this height, you’ve got, like, tops 92 Earth hours, or maybe about four days until you’re ripped apart by violent gravitational tidal forces. And before you’ve even reached that point, the gravity from the black hole will start bending the life-giving light given by the Sun away from the planet, eventually making the planet go dark. Don’t worry about freezing to death, though, because minutes later the last thing you’ll see before you die is the Earth lighting on fire due to the overwhelming tidal forces from the approaching singularity as it crumbles around your corpse as it gets stretched into thin particle wide ribbons. THE END IS NIGH! And what’s worse, every time you’re in the Nether, that death clock is ticking eight, EIGHT freaking seconds faster. Effectively quartering a quarter of the amount of time your world has left. Paradoxically, this makes the Nether
one of the safest places in the game, and a wonderful place to escape to
before the world collapses in on itself. Better start hoarding now, and if you’re anything like me playing Minecraft, those 92 hours of game time will happen
before you even realize it. Anyway, here’s a Lorentz Contraction spitting out the exact same numbers as time dilation, a happy accident that proves that a) Space and time are linked and that everything I said is correct. b) Probably should have just used Lorentz Contraction to begin with. and c) Always, ALWAYS double-triple check your work when dealing with relativity. Oh, and always have a go-bag ready
near your Nether Portal for when the world around you eventually
collapses in on itself. You’ll know it’s time when the Sun
doesn’t rise in the morning. Sincerely, Austin.


Chris Ryan · August 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm

If the world is sphere of blocks and you go down…! Think you over analysed this one.

Logan Miller · August 17, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Wait wait wait, I thought Minecraft was in a geocentrical universe

Saj Kala · August 17, 2019 at 5:48 pm

i feel so bad, becausr they are decoding a useless game made to place blocks- microsoft didnt even think to put logic in here

Saj Kala · August 17, 2019 at 5:52 pm

this is all painfully futile

Sky High Skyler · August 17, 2019 at 6:08 pm

3:22 or, ya know, the nether could just be past bedrock and is closer to the core of the world..

The random YouTuber · August 17, 2019 at 6:39 pm

What if, instead of the nether being another planet, it's an alternate universe.
Does that make is easier or harder?

Thore Blanck · August 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

That must have been the best Video I've seen this year. From the music to the enthusiasm in your voice, everything was perfect 😀 Thank you so much for this!

Legendary Cake · August 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

Face it fisics doesn't make sense in Minecraft and how come you explode when you sleep in the nether?

N.C. Pictures · August 17, 2019 at 8:18 pm

I knew it would have been a black hole after watching the first few minutes of the video

David Holmes · August 17, 2019 at 9:44 pm

We know from your channel that the overworld is the centre of its solarsystem

Pony Empires Unite · August 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm

Or the nether is the core of the Minecraft planet so it would be faster to go through the nether than the overworld.
( )= overworld
o= nether
( o )
( ) is slower to cross than o.
Also, the nether is a massive cave.

Richie Wendell · August 17, 2019 at 10:13 pm

16:10 song?

Mr_An1agonis · August 17, 2019 at 10:14 pm

mojang be like: yea… need thought of it that way.

karness · August 17, 2019 at 10:16 pm

Can't the neather just be hallow earth theory

GoldenDogs445 · August 17, 2019 at 10:44 pm

i know nether means lower than and such and yes the nether roof is the same material as the deepest ground of the over world but isn’t it still possible that they are different planets? it’s minecraft guys reality doesnt really apply and we have no proof really of the nether being a lower level of the minecraft world

Drpepperguy · August 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Here's something the nether is under the over world making it a smaller area to travel and the portal being a obscure elevator

K9-X7 · August 17, 2019 at 11:15 pm

whats the song in the beginning

RamboBombyUncle ZeroHour · August 17, 2019 at 11:24 pm

But the pixels on each block would be screwed

zac merrifield · August 18, 2019 at 12:39 am

You do realize that the nether is the center of the Minecraft world right it's not a different planet
You big dummy

Vielheim · August 18, 2019 at 1:30 am

so why can’t the nether be BELOW the OVERworld, and since you know that the closer you get to the center of a circle or sphere the faster you move relative to the outside?

Mel Barrera · August 18, 2019 at 1:58 am

Minecraft doesn’t follow conventional physics, the fluid dynamics of the game clearly prove that. The only laws Minecraft obeys are the laws of geometry, and the simplest explanation for why 1 reg block = 8 nether blocks is that the circumference of the regular world (assuming it’s a sphere) is 8 times larger than the circumference of the nether. I feel like if the developers didn’t put in the physics of fluid movement or even material weights they’re not going to use relativity behind the nether lol, it makes more sense that the nether is below bedrock. The real mystery is why the portal works,like specifically that shape and materials, not how. It must transport you beyond bedrock directly below, but like how potions don’t really have a scientific mechanism portals don’t either

Joaquin Mckenzie · August 18, 2019 at 1:58 am

I dunno if anyone else noticed, but he referenced austin powers with the magma

Vitor Eduardo Souza Lança · August 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

First, it's obvious that any theory conjugating science and a fictional universe will probably fail, simply because a fiction, even the scientific ones, don't take in account every single physical theory. That said, it's still worth to think about the similarities between fiction and reality, including it's limits. Second, geologically speaking, there is no way to Nether to be an underworld, the mantle is solid rock, we have seismic to prove it, and if a void formed inside a planet mantle it would be super pressurized and would migrate to the crust via diapering or fraction, just like magma do. Third, dear Austin, according to the principle of equivalency, fundamental to relativity theories, it is impossible to distinguish between two inertial frame, so if the player, in the default world, perceives a difference in space-time doe to pure velocity the same would be perceived in Nether (see the twins paradox). Only acceleration, say the centripetal one, would discriminate then. So, the Lorentz transformation wouldn't be enough. I would choose the general relativity approach.

Beanslinger2 · August 18, 2019 at 4:10 am

wait what if the nether is inside the overworld and is smaller, that would explain the more block travel due to a longer distance at the crust rather than at the center

Roblox Play · August 18, 2019 at 4:58 am

Vense twin but vense it hot

Khatasa · August 18, 2019 at 6:44 am

If you dig straight down in minecraft, you will reach the bedrock thingy layers, and if you go up and up in the nether, you will also find a bedrock thingy layers, and if you go up there in creative/spectator mode, there is nothing there, just like the bottom of the bedrock in the overworld, there is nothing there, could it be that the nether is the center of the minecraft world (Or planet)¿
Because the center of the earth is a also really really hot place

curt stephens · August 18, 2019 at 7:16 am

Bro the nether is inside the Minecraft world. The radius of both spheres is different. Think of it as if you are holding a rope with a ball on on end then you spin in a circle, Your hands travel about idk let’s say 5 feet in that spin. And the ball attached to the rope you are holding, it travels about 20 feet in that spin. The same rule applys in the nether, because you are closer to the center of the Minecraft world, you will travel more distance relatively with the same steps. And how the developers chose to show that was with an 8-1 ratio. No need to bring physics into a game where blocks float around just so you can make yourself sound smart. It just makes you look arrogant and annoying dawg.

Kabutopsatron Video Games · August 18, 2019 at 8:54 am

AND time to break my nether portal

KingArchang3l _ · August 18, 2019 at 9:07 am

The nether is just a EXTREME example of a microclimate gone wrong. It has an atmosphere and biosphere. But is almost completely shattered due to high temps. As for the distance thing, I got nothing.

emo_coconut666 · August 18, 2019 at 9:13 am

Draw 2 circles, one inside of another, then draw a line going through the top (12 ‘o clock position) of the outer circle and connect it too the inner one, then draw another line like the first one but at the 3 o’clock position going through the same two circles. Now draw a house and a happy little tree on the 10 ‘o’clock position on the outermost circle. This is a diagram how nether portal works. The outermost circle is the overworld. The innermost circle is the nether. The line is the path that each nether portal uses too connect. With all that said you will see that the distance between the 12 o’clock line and the 3 o’clock line is shorter when you get too the nether than the surface.

I’m sry if it seams kinda vague but that is the best way too explain it.

Jasmine · August 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

I mean aren't humen already dead in minecraft universe except the player so, there no loss in here

Drak · August 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

Space didn't contact
You just teleported to inside the Minecraft planet
Like traveling in the inner circle is faster than travrl the exterior circule

Kyle Coleman · August 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

Did you consider inter-dimensional travel between alternate realities?

Florin Curteanu · August 18, 2019 at 11:10 am

Just ask a flat-earther. He will tell you everything.

mrlolface · August 18, 2019 at 12:03 pm

and i thought that the nether was below the overworld

Killer of Gems · August 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm

I always figured the Nether was another dimension and was thus space-time was treated far differently there.

Nick Banasik · August 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

3:22 Kyle be like "Hold my Monster"

AKCDaSavageMincraft 2007 · August 18, 2019 at 12:47 pm

i take Zoloft too

Joel Martin · August 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm

why this remind me of stranger things when they're trying to figure out how to get to the upside down

Levi Lewis Hankenson · August 18, 2019 at 3:02 pm

First, if this theory is somewhat correct, the void is the black hole, second, the void shouldn’t exist in survival, so in theory the neather is the core of the world. That is more realistic

Sleepy Scarecrow Productions · August 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm

So, I know i’m late but I have a question, is it not possible to orbit slightly outside the reach of a black hole’s tidal forces? I’m 90% sure that when people looked at the science of Interstellar, the planet-orbiting-a-black-hole-safely concept was noted to be entirely possible. As long as the planet never actually touches the event horizon, and ergo isn’t ripped apart by the black hole’s gravity, it should be fine.

Also! To all the absolute madmen in the comments claiming “oh it’s underground”, that’s not how planets work and for that kind of thing to be possible the nether would have to be TINY, and also so close to the center of the planet as to be a semisolid mass of molten metal. I realize the idea of saying “oh it’s just simple geometry because the space inside the angle gets wider the further out you get, so by clinging to the center near the point you travel a short distance” is tempting but No. That Doesn’t Work. To be 1/8 the size of an earthlike planet with a diameter of 32,000,000m the nether would need to be inside the planet’s core.

Umutcan Tacer · August 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Matpat proved that minecraft overworld doesn't orbit anything; other bodies orbit the overworld.

reptilian ace Starfighter · August 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Ya but if the. black hole is 46 meters across in will implode in like 5 seconds we know this because it already happened with the Hedge on Collider. On the binary star system part to me it could be a brown dwarf or a neutron star. But it's must likely a brown dewlf because if it's a neutron star the Minecraft would would look totally different. And finally I agree with this Austin.

Anthony Walsh · August 18, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Lol idk I think of the nether as its in the earth like in the magma layer, or centre of the earth idk! 😀 ;3

Magnus Kaurin · August 18, 2019 at 6:13 pm


Cara aleatório · August 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Ok, but explain why is there bedrock at the top of the nether.

Mahokro · August 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

When Because Science isn't enough a youtuber to destroy children's childhoods :I

aldristatsu · August 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

Yeah, other people have already said the same thing that "the nether is technically underneath the surface of the overworld". >.>

S0m3th1ngN3w · August 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Bro… 1 wrong equations. This is a DIMENSION!!! Meaning quantum theory. 2 magic … It's in this game. Think of magic like this. Magic is an infinite energy source thus worm hole could still work….. I'm just saying man… More research on the game won't hurt but might actually help

Maxibilianbus · August 18, 2019 at 7:59 pm

But the Minecraft universe spins around the Minecraft planet

DomPictures · August 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

(the Nether is under the World bla bla, i'm now talking about the science behind the Video) As far as I know the World would not have to be inside the Black Hole. In the Book The Science behind Interstellar they explain how its possible to achive a time dialation of 1h (Millers Planet) = 7 Years (Earth). So when Nolan came to the Prof. and said that he wanted this big of a dialation the Prof. encountered the same problem (Millers Planet = inside the Black Hole) so the solution to the Problem was that he ''gave'' the Bleck Hole an extrem Spin, which as I understand it reduces the radius of the Event Horizon. (I'm not a Physicist in any kind and just writing down everything I remember from the Book, so if I forgot something feel free to correct me…)

James J · August 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm

But Austin, what if the Nether is the sun?

Jihwan Park · August 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm

In my opinion, i think nether is orbiting closer to the sun then minecraft overworld, and end is further

ava clairre · August 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm

Okay okay: What is the title of that piece in the intro?? Ik it has to do with the ocean or something.. but literally when I was younger I heard that in an episode of The Little Einstines and ITS BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD EVER SINCE

Noah Putz · August 18, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Or y'know the nether could just be under the void and the blocks could get smaller as you go down because of the earth being spherical. What I'm implying is that the nether is the Minecraft representation of the core of the earth and that's why it's smaller

bruskedragon · August 18, 2019 at 9:04 pm

this theory is already going the wrong way though because time doesnt change between the two dimensions, its only space. If you hang out in the nether, your time spent is still 1:1 that with the overworld. additionally if you wanted to view time dilation then nether is earth time, and overworld is its current time of days taking only earth minutes. to compress space is easier than space time though so if you assume and pay attention to the fact that time is still 1:1 in the nether compared to overworld this simply means that either the nether is a larger subworld (pocket dimension) to the overworld, or the overworld is secretly a subworld to the nether. then that means do to the physical link between these two worlds the portal just simply is the means to go between the two and just links physical points in physical space to worlds that both are theoretically infinite, and one is quantitatively 1/8th smaller but still infinite to the other.

Javier Silva · August 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm

Had me completely lost for the first 5 minutes and then I realized what he was doing.

Trayjen jones · August 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm

The nether is under the overworld, so the "circumference" of the nether is effectively 8 times less than the overworld so nether portals are basically elevators that teleport you

Wild One · August 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm

Uh… That's not even close to true…

The Nether is BELOW the Overworld, since the name literally means "lower in position", and I think the End is the moon, judging by the texture of the end blocks. I thought this was common sense.

If anything, it would have been better if you had simply went for "how can the Minecraft avatar go into the Nether?" Or "how hot is the Nether?" Seriously, I could make a better theory video. Maybe without the graphics, but that's about it

Crazy Place Entertainment · August 18, 2019 at 11:38 pm

Mat Pat's voice is better

Karolis Valeika · August 18, 2019 at 11:52 pm

Didnt watch till the end.. but have you considered the fact that nether is basically hell… literally underground… meaning its closer to the planet's core. (Considering minecraft world is round). Basically having 2 points coming from center to surface.. that distance from nether would be 1000 and on the surface itd be 8000.. its just connects portals vertically… the only thing that makes any sense to me is that the nether and the minecraft earth is one and the same planet.. no idea wtf end dimension is… time travel when sun burns out?

blewcraft · August 19, 2019 at 12:17 am

We can make a mod out of this

Wolfire ! · August 19, 2019 at 12:24 am

Just disable the nether

Larry Miner · August 19, 2019 at 12:27 am

What is the nether was in a different dimension

TheFameSquad HQ · August 19, 2019 at 1:15 am

Harry Potter?

Gikame · August 19, 2019 at 1:26 am

So… since when has the Nether been its own seperate planet? Its below the earth. Deep below yea, but still. Its Hell, Austin. Quite literally.
And if you look at it as the concept of a circle, you have the whole thing explained a lot easier. Draw a big circle and draw a smaller one on the inside. Now see how long it takes to encircle both.
Space and time isnt broken, its literally just logic.

ADHD Unscripted · August 19, 2019 at 1:26 am

Austin! I missed you :3 💕

watisthisidonteven · August 19, 2019 at 1:57 am

“Because then I’d be depressed but still doing the same crap!!”
I love you

Gikame · August 19, 2019 at 2:03 am

The Minecraft Wiki literally describes the Nether as Hell. That biblical place below the Earths surface.


null · August 19, 2019 at 2:11 am

The minecraft sun moves around the minecraft earth man, the mc earth doesn't spin…

Sir Bastion · August 19, 2019 at 2:17 am

Parallel Universes with portals capable of traversing them somehow, problem solved

M Hong · August 19, 2019 at 2:27 am

everything orbits minecraft

Music Man That Likes Music · August 19, 2019 at 2:35 am

Me dancing with parrots in minecraft: : )

MatPat: this

Me when I join to minecraft: : (

Legocraft 700 · August 19, 2019 at 2:48 am

Actually the nether is the core of the overworld it’s bellow the void and because the Minecraft world is round the nether is smaller and inside the Minecraft earth so if you travel though the nether and back you are in a different location also fun fact the end is in the void

srl3338 · August 19, 2019 at 2:53 am

blue devils B opener 2018

Joe Schmo · August 19, 2019 at 3:01 am

Or you could consider the fact that the nether could be under the “overworld” and, assuming that the Minecraft planet is round, you could just say the nether is inside the planet, making it’s area smaller, for example if you could survive in the center of the earth, a few degrees would be a few miles.

Seth Vazquez · August 19, 2019 at 3:30 am

But, uh… the nether is the world's core.
Anywho, how does Netherack burn indefinitely?

Jack Furman · August 19, 2019 at 4:04 am

Where's matpat

Zane Seegers · August 19, 2019 at 4:45 am

Didn't someone say that Minecraft Earth is in the center of the universe? Since the moon and the sun orbits at the same speed and literally are right across from each other. And one Minecraft day is around 22 minutes. So the real question is we should ask first what is the size of the planets and the speed?

Ryan Memz · August 19, 2019 at 4:48 am

I think that the nether is the center of the earth is because nether means lower position and in the top layer of minecraft is literally called the
Overworld also in the overworld the bottom of the map is bedrock in the nether the bedrock is on the top

SolerGamer · August 19, 2019 at 5:20 am

I just like to think about minecraft's earth as a pizza, the borders are the overworld while the center is the nether, does it make sense? No? Okay

Llamamaster 84 · August 19, 2019 at 5:37 am

Where's Mattpat

Dragon gaming · August 19, 2019 at 6:10 am

There’s one ☝️ problem the never isn’t a planet 🌍 it’s minecrafts hell

Sliimey Gamer · August 19, 2019 at 6:36 am

I thought you were going to mention about the 8 blocks in over world is 1 block in the nether

In a way like I knew he would

gamecrazi · August 19, 2019 at 6:52 am

I just watched this for the first time, and I'm not entirely sure but, was that a Dr Evil reference I heard when you were talking about liquid hot magma?

Rusty Shackleford · August 19, 2019 at 7:19 am

But didnt you say in an earlier video that the Minecraft world follows a Geocentric model???

Gloves · August 19, 2019 at 7:41 am

At 1:29 top left corner there is the L island

sebastiann sf · August 19, 2019 at 8:03 am

What about the end?

AKM 117 · August 19, 2019 at 8:22 am

Accurate or not, I want a nod like this.

Port Loho · August 19, 2019 at 8:44 am

What if the nether was under the overworld and thats why it's if you move 1block in the nether to 8 blocks in the overworld

WetEgg 98 · August 19, 2019 at 8:54 am


Dabbling Duck · August 19, 2019 at 8:59 am

try and win minecraft in 1 f***ing day.

Martin Leong · August 19, 2019 at 9:07 am

Nether is below over world achivement says we need to go DEEPER and bedrock is above

The 8 to 1 ratio is because the nether is more dense as the pressure of overworld is above them

Petrimal · August 19, 2019 at 9:11 am

But Ower world isn't orbiting. Everything orbits Ower world sooooooo your theory is broken.

Lai Tri Khang · August 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

Me:"watching this vid"
Mom: what are you watching?? stupid game again?
Me: Shut up, im learning Enstein theory!!

Lucas Pereira · August 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

There`s another possibility. It could be that Minecraft`s Universe is actually not a simple Riemannian Manifold as in Einstein`s General Relativity, but in a weird Manifold with such geometry some places feel time and space way differently than others, this could be the case of Nether and Earth. This is particularly interesting because it could explain why things in Minecraft''s Universe seems to be in a cube shape :P. For instance, imagine an space where it''s metric is given by the absolute value [modulus]. In fact, if its a weird manifold, then this metric wouldn''t apply to the whole universe, but at least to the places where we go at least.

Trisha Clements · August 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

Universal Laws are called such because they apply to the entire Universe. However, when discussing multiple Universes, it is short sighted to assume that the Universal Laws of one Universe are the same across all Universes. As you step through a magical portal to reach the Nether, it is not unreasonable to assume that it is equally possible that you are not simply stepping through to a new dimension but a completely new Universe.

Abdul Boateng · August 19, 2019 at 10:08 am

The nether portal just makes you 8x bigger

Afaq Surgicalcorp · August 19, 2019 at 10:43 am

Please help me. When I go to nether. After some time I automatically go to my own house or other place in minecraft

Null · August 19, 2019 at 11:02 am

I think you're overthinking it a bit.

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