Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Outside of Everything


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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The other day as I was perusing Twitter, I stumbled across this meme: 

I did a little digging and found a bit more about this False Vacuum Theory. And I thought it made a good jumping off point for a "what if?"...

What if we managed to find a way out of our universe?

14 comments:

  1. I recently read a cool 70's era book that explored this sort of idea. Wish I could remember the name. :P

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  2. It would’ve extra disorienting, to say the least. Hopefully it would be better.

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  3. What makes it outside the universe? Is there some kind of boundary? If so, then wouldn't whatever contains the boundary be the universe, so it's all the same anyway???

    Yes, these are the things my stupid brain gets hung up on.

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  4. I read that theory and it makes it sound like we are a big zit. I prefer to be in blissful ignorance.

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  5. Oh dear, I'm of the same school of thought as Birgit above. Sure, I'm curious, but I agree with your reply to her, Liz. There's a certain amount of comfort in not knowing. I tried to read all the way through that link, but after a shitty night's sleep and thinking about having to get ready for work I was too distracted to grasp most of it.

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    1. Yeah, it's the type of thing one should read while fresh.

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  6. I would be way to scared to take it and see where it went!! I am brave in lots of ways, I love adventure, BUT, I am getting older and maybe, just maybe, a tad wiser.

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  7. I skimmed the article you linked to. The thought of our universe boiling away in a second is the stuff of science fiction novels. As a SF fan in my youth,I might have welcomed that adventure back then. Not now.

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    1. I figured I hadn't done a good SFF "what if?" in a while.

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