Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Different Many Worlds Theory

Have you heard the Many Worlds Theory? The one where every decision you make (every decision you've ever made) splits off the universe. So, if you decide to have a bagel for breakfast with your coffee instead of your usual plain coffee, there's another universe where you just had the coffee.

It's a hard concept to get one's head around. This sort of explains the idea.

I've never been fond of this idea. But it's the jump off point for today's question:

What if, instead of separate universes "breaking off" at every decision point, every possible decision you could have made is being played out in this universe, just amongst different people? That is, you could find out what would have happened if you made a different choice if you could find the person who made that other choice.  

3 comments:

  1. See, these are the things I think about on a regular basis. What if there's a parallel universe (or multiple parallel universes) where I live as all the different versions of me, like the one whose parents didn't get divorced or the one who made this decision instead of that one. Then I wonder, which universe has the perfect me, the one that made all the right decisions. What does that look like?

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  2. ps You pose interesting questions.

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  3. That's a really cool idea. I never thought of the many world's theory like that. I could imagine a story where there's a company that tracks down the other choices for people. I don't have a good idea of what that would mean yet, but it's a good start.

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