posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 02:59 AM
If what Quantum physics says is true, that everytime a particular quantum outcome occurs all the other possibilities simultaneously occur then the
Universe must be constantly cleaving and branching [diverging] into other Universes.
My thought is that conversely each instant must also be the coming together [converging] of multiple prior instants of multiple Universes. But that
implies that the past is not a certain or fixed quantity. While any single quantum event is almost insignificant cummulatively there must be some
effect, and they are happening all the time in prodigious numbers.
It sort of lays waste to the term Universe, which implies a singular thing. You live in an instant of a quasi-Universe that is diverging and
converging all the time with other Universe states. The Universe itself would be a perceptual thing and not real in any certain way.
Which makes me wonder if what we believe about history is correct. Could it be that the past is a fractured/branching thing. That literally infinite
different prior scenarios that could have and did bring us to this point and time. Like looking down a radial set of streets, each one shows a
different vista depending on which angle you look at.
Like all the roots [past] of a tree come together at the trunk [present] and point to many branching futures. But with multiple trees in parallel so
it is not a single tree, but like an incredibly complex vine.
What if time is not a single contiguous linear thing but a discrete mechanistic thing that happens across limitless quantum events in infinite
Universes. So time is not so much a river as a beautiful crystaline thing, refracted through infinite quasi-Universes or Universal states.
If that were true why do we perceive it as a continuum of events? Are we actually a gathering of some quorum number of Universal states that creates
an existence? Sort of fudging the difference if you will. People can be convinced they saw something different than they really did. How much can we
really depend on our mind's memory for guidance? As a rudder into the future.
You may be talking to someone who came from a slightly different historical past than you did. A slightly different Universe if you will who happened
to converge with you into this instant of this state of Universe.
I think of my existence as being cohesive so it is hard to believe this, but it might be true.