From the perspective of Vladimir Karpov, 25, a creative consultant from Russia.
What are we here for?
To study and to examine our souls.
Do you believe in the Big Bang theory that the circa-13.7-billion-year-old universe and all that’s in it was created by a massive explosion of enormously dense matter at what may have been the beginning of time?
Yes, I do, but I think there was also something before that we don’t have enough knowledge to understand. For me, the Big Bang happens every day and every second in this life, everywhere. It’s about giving birth, flowers blooming, new scientific discoveries…
If there is a God, where is he?
Inside of me and everything around me.
Is there a mystery to life?
No, there isn’t.
Do you think we’re alone in the universe?
Of course not. I think aliens live around us.
There is a theory that there may be parallel universes with exact copies of us – doppelgangers – doing exactly the same thing as us right now. What do you think about that?
Yes, I believe that’s true. One of them is our dreams.
What do you think happens to people when they die?
They join God and have unlimited joy, depending on their karma.
Where is your soul and what is it?
I have a fighter soul that belongs to Earth.
Science says that all matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, will our energy, in the form of our soul, live on for infinity?
It’s impossible to destroy energy. Just as it’s impossible to destroy God.
Do you know your place in the universe?
Yes. I’m a fairytale writer and teller in this universe.
Some people believe that because we are made of the same matter as the universe – carbon, and other elements, like nitrogen – anything we ask it will be attracted to us, popularised in the movie The Secret. What’s your view?
It depends on how much love you have in your heart.
Are we being observed?
Yes. I’m even scared of my webcam.
If there is a God, why does he allow such colossal suffering of people on Earth, either through war, disease or natural disasters?
It’s a test for humans’ souls.