science but not fiction anymore: parallel worlds

(…) A motorist who has a near miss, for instance, might feel relieved at his lucky escape. But in a parallel universe, another version of the same driver will have been killed. Yet another universe will see the motorist recover after treatment in hospital. The number of alternative scenarios is endless.

It is a bizarre idea which has been dismissed as fanciful by many experts. But the new research from Oxford shows that it offers a mathematical answer to quantum conundrums that cannot be dismissed lightly – and suggests that Dr Everett, who was a Phd student at Princeton University when he came up with the theory, was on the right track. (…)


So, if it’s true, our whole world changes. Not as if we (well, some of us?) hadn’t expected this. ;] The grand fractal of the universe, and whatnot. This of course means that there are infinite worlds, and that means that probably even the wildest creations of our fantasy are, well, real. Perhaps not even our creations, but… paradoxically, creations and sources as well. And we’re just fantasies for some worlds. Somewhere, sometime. Hey, where’s Elric now? And what’s happening in that galaxy, far, far away (but not long ago)? And who’s the man in the high castle? Is it you?

If it’s true, yeah.

And now, back to work, for this continuum holds another graphic design job for tonight. Unless the Martians arrive soon. :D


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