- it's not really a concept we can understand. It's like a 4th spatial dimension. If it exists, we can't see it - because we exist,
largely, in 3-dimensional space. But if the universe is 4-dimensional, then it could "curve" back in on itself. We'd see an infinite universe in a
finite amount of space. Try to imagine going in a straight line, to the edge of the universe, only to end up back where you started. It doesn't make
sense - we're simply not "programmed" to think that way.
But if you were 2-dimensional, and you lived in a 2-dimensional world, but the universe was actually just a super-massive 3-dimensional ball, what
would you think? Being 2-dimensional, you can't even visualize, or think of a 3rd dimension - and if you travelled perfectly straight, you'd wind up
back where you started, but would be flabergasted as to how you got back.
It's just that, we're not programmed to think like that. We're programmed to see the world at this macroscopic level - to interact with this barely
held together nothingness that we call matter.
Want a quick catch-up though, Mr Wupy? Watch "What the Bleep do we Know?". You can rent it at a local movie-store. It'll bring you up to speed with
this. But as the movie itself asks at the end... how far down the rabbit hole are you prepared to go?
The universe is far stranger than we can possibly imagine, with things occuring every instant that are so massive and incredible that we can't even
begin to appreciate it.
I mean, look at electron wave-particle duality! The double slit experiment! You know the experiment with the light, and the two slits, and the series
of bright and dark bars it produces? Well they did the same experiment, but shot electrons through, one - at - a - time, and it created the SAME
pattern, as if the electrons were interacting with other electrons.
It proved that sometimes matter, not just light, behaves like a particle, and sometimes like a wave.
Why is this? Well, I have my own theories - and they spill off into the 4th dimension, and time, and the big bang, and probabilities - and a lot of
other things. But, essentially, I believe that the electron is interacting with a virtual electron(s) from other quantum realities that are very
closely linked with our own. Essentially, there are multiple universes in a 4-dimensional "supra-verse" that are, for all intents and purposes, our
universe, except some quantum event (like where an electron is at any given moment) is different in that universe than in ours. When this occurs, that
universe "splits off" - and will have other universes split off of it, ad infinitum - whilst we split off on ours.
So when you decide to "observe" something before it happens, you are really just pre-determining the universe that you will choose to belong it.
Coincidentally, so long as you believe in a soul, it can also explain seeing things in dreams before they happen, so-called Astral Projection, and
other physical anomalies.