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A topic that just blows my mind: Parallel Universes

Observers living in Level I parallel universes experience the same laws of physics as we do but with different initial conditions. According to current theories, processes early in the big bang spread matter around with a degree of randomness, generating all possible arrangements with nonzero probability. Cosmologists assume that our universe, with an almost uniform distribution of matter and initial density fluctuations of one part in 100,000, is a fairly typical one (at least among those that contain observers). That assumption underlies the estimate that your closest identical copy is 10 to the 1028 meters away. About 10 to the 1092 meters away, there should be a sphere of radius 100 light-years identical to the one centered here, so all perceptions that we have during the next century will be identical to those of our counterparts over there. About 10 to the 10118 meters away should be an entire Hubble volume identical to ours.

Way too long to read at work, I’m going to print it out tonight, and pretend I understand it.

Categories: Random Thoughts.