Re: a story by the wonderful David Deutsch

Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 22:09:33 MDT

In a message dated 7/20/00 8:50:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< [Moving between the universes] doesn't make sense at all. If you 'moved'
 from one universe to another, even a perfectly identical one, you would
 notice instantly, because there would be another copy of you there. (If the
 copy was in the same location, you would 'move' into in the same position
 and there would be a large bang.)
 This sort of thing never happens. Moreover, it is forbidden by quantum
 theory (except, as Ant said, in the presence of time travel devices). >>

One of Max Tegmark's hypothesis is that there would only be one, "you"
observer per cosm since the qm function would revolve around you. Hence,
someone who dies suddenly of a heart attack at age 77 in this universe, would
wake up to see that he had survived and was recovering, nicely, in another.
In the previous universe, his fellows would be laying him to rest.

One of the more interesting short stories in SciFi writer, Larry Niven's
collection is "On A Foggy Night". This is part of his All The Myriad Ways
Collection, he wrote back in the late 1960's, that dealt with parallel
universes/worlds. Also, Stephen Kings's Roland and the Dark Tower evolved
over the decades to encompass all King's works including the Regulators World
to the Cujo World to The Stand World.

Immagination is more powerful then science -Einstein

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