Sum is an exploration of unexpected afterlives. It helps to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. In another version, you work as a background character in other people’s dreams. Or you may find that God is a married couple. With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition, the neuroscientist David Eagleman offers some imagined tales that shine a light on the here and now.
“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.”