In this chapter, the Underground Man explains how he came to be in the position he is in. He explains that he has been studying the forces of nature, specifically gravity. He compares it to a black hole, which he describes as a "stale but easily digestible piece of information" . The Underground Man says that he was studying gravity when the collider between the sun and the earth was created. The collider produces a force that is 14 times the force of the sun. The force is so great that it is able to produce "elementary particles" , which are the building blocks of the universe. The gravitational pull of this force is what makes the earth fall to the ground. He says that evolution has been a struggle against this force, but that it has been fatal in nature. He points to the fact that there are still eight roads in the sky that are connected by a chain of eight roads. This is just one of the powers of the sky, and he says that the sky is falling on him. He adds that he is not afraid of the future because he knows that he can manipulate the sky. He also points out that he cannot love such a future, because he cannot have the tools to do so. He concludes by saying that there was one person who was a success, but now that person is dead.