If you have friends or family you'd like to get thinking about cosmology and the like, this might be a nice documentary to stir up curiosity.  Despite clearly being aimed at a general audience, I thought this documentary -- including interviews of Tegmark and Bostrom --- did a surprisingly good job of talking about the beginning of the universe and our place in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyH2D4-tzfM

Also, even though I've had all these thoughts before, it still makes me more emotionally motivated to live long enough to see scientific advances on these questions.

 

 

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