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Your Life Experiences Aren’t So Special—Here’s Proof

There’s this feeling that each of us is wandering through life, the unique product of our own past and our own experiences.

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There’s this feeling that each of us is wandering through life, the unique product of our own past and our own experiences. And, while that’s certainly true on some level, the proliferation of photos on social media has revealed that your perfect sunset or blissful vacation is just one of hundreds, or thousands, or maybe even millions of nearly-identical views.

That’s the sentiment of Thomas Jullien’s short film, anyway. It’s a hyperlapse trip built up from 852 different Instagram pictures—snaps captured by 852 different photographers wandering through 852 different lives that fit together remarkably well.

H/T PetaPixel

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Colin Schultz is a freelance science writer and editor based in Toronto, Canada. He blogs for Smart News and contributes to the American Geophysical Union. He has a B.Sc. in physical science and philosophy, and a M.A. in journalism.

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