In the future, magic, prophecy, and faith, as well as the usual thought patterns of classical philosophy, but also revelations, will no longer serve to convey to people the meaning of existence.
The book shows how they are superseded by the modern physical theory of matter. This has far-reaching implications since there is no possibility for the existence of a (creating) God and the cosmos has to be regarded as a "split zero".
In addition the book presents an outline for a cosmic ethic, which calls for mutual respect and mutual assistance between all people.
Heinzwerner Preuß was the founding director of the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry at the Univeristy of Stuttgart/Germany.