Wesley Freundlich-Fock

Wesley Freundlich-Fock

On the day Professor Wesley Freundlich-Fock received his Doctorate in Quantum Chemistry from the Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany, he saw the potential for driving the boundaries of knowledge to the edge of human perception to unravel the mysteries of the universe. The reality of this turned out to be quite different to his expectations.

“Where does science end and chaos begin? What did we let in to our reality when we opened the door to the quantum realm? Is the universe expanding or are we just shrinking?

Human civilisation? Like a sandcastle on a beach as a Tsunami rises on the horizon. Of course we are all doomed. Do we have a purpose? Probably not. At some point, after completing my doctorate in Heidelberg, I was faced with a choice: Accept what is happening as real, or turn away and pretend everything was just hunky-dory. There was no time to think or reflect. The choice was fight or die.

There are many mysteries to our existence but there is only one truth. And the truth is, that despite humanity’s insignificance, we seem to be the key pawns in a Cyclopean game of chess being played out across the multiverse. The choice to fight was made easier in the knowledge that our futile sacrifice could potentially and temporarily postpone the eternal obliteration of our species in a cataclysmic disaster.

So that’s what we do. Twenty-four-seven, three-hundred-and-sixty-five. Only a Lucky Strike can offer a temporary reprieve.”