When the routine sets in during a busy workday, I often let my mind wander. While my hands are focussed my thoughts are usually flying all over the place.
There is one question in particular that frequently tends to bubble up from the deep oceans of thought. What if parallel worlds exist?To some of you this may be a strange question to ask during work hours. Yet I find that it bares thinking about.
What if I put the fork first and then the knife? What if I ignore these people and move on to the next table? What if every choice I have ever made has been made differently at some point somewhere in the infinite range of the multiverse? In a very real sense the ‘everything is possible’ slogans would become a lot easier to swallow. Remember that girl or boy you let go and wish you hadn’t? (Ah, 20/20 hindsight, we all have it.) Well, somewhere along the line of possible you’s there is a place where you two are happy. Following the same logic there are a near infinite amount of him/her and you’s that are unhappy together. So don’t feel too sad about it.
It boggles the mind. But it does make daydreaming a lot more fun. Somewhere, I am sure, somehow I can fly and shoot lasers out of my armpits. And so do you. Somewhere out there you did punch your boss for being an asshole, but by the same token the roles are reversed in an infinite amount of alternate worlds.
Do you want to know something cool? Research suggests that this could all be true. Scientists are, in fact, actively looking for ways to prove this theory. Quantum computing actually depends on the existence of other layers of reality! Gravity waves and cold spots in the universe are thought to be able to give more insight into this line of thought but many of these projects are still in their infancy. One day we will perhaps be able to travel sideways and meet ourselves as we could have been. Would you? Let me know in the comment section below! (You know you’ve done it anyway, might as well do it in this reality! 😃)