So you could quantify the significance of an event in terms of its primary knock-on effects...(how would you deal with relativistic distortions in
spacetime, though? never mind for now) and would probably bear a proportionate relation to either (i) the amount of energy released by the event or
(ii) the information content of the event, however measured, or perhaps (iii) both. You could call this variable 'event pressure' or something.
Right, to go newtonian for a second...for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so to speak.
If we step away from MWI for a moment and look toward String/Super string theory or M-theory and tie the collpase into that, perhaps it could explain
what happens to the excess energy.
I believe MWI theory allows for the possibility of endless univesrses which though in the end may be correct doesn't help us here so I'm gonna go
ahead and toss it out the window for the moment.
Elaborating on my last post but I'm gonna move from tieing the collpase to MWI to either string or M-theory.
String/super string allows for (I believe) anywhere from 16-24 Universes in the Multiverse. M-theory (again correct me if I'm wrong) allows for
So let's say that the entire multiverse system has a pre-determined amount of universe/realities that it can handle before it becomes
For argument sake lets say that the Multiverse consists of 12 stable and complete universe/realities. A stable and healthy multiverse would call for
some sort of defense mechanism to ensure the status quo that is the 12 healthy realities.
Think of it as an immune system for lack of a better term.
So, we have at any given moment depending on the choice made and signifigance of that choice an infinite number of universes that exist and then
implode almost immediately.
Basically they're quantum farts in an elastic multiverse.
The excess energy that has been both created and destroyed has to have had to come from somewhere and be going someplace.
So, perhaps the energy/energies are dispersed throughout the multiverse in equal amounts so the tiny reality that comes into existing from buying the
tuna fish sandwich was created from energies that came from the multiverse. Since it's such a small and insignificant choice the "tuna fish"
universe dies almost the instant it's created.
Upon the immediate "death" of this tuna fish universe, the energies that came from the 12 seperate universes are intstantly dispersed and
re-distributed throughout the multiverse in equal amounts thus the energy remains constant.
whatever effect this would have had on space and time is made moot by the fact that the energy is both consumed and then redistributed almost
Now if we go to the bigger decision to drop or not drop the bomb.
In a multiverse of 12 realities let's say that an overwhelming number drops the bomb. Say 10 out of 12 of the realities go nuclear. The 2 that did
not are now the minority and may be significantly weakened. Like the lame animal in a herd.
The significance of dropping the bomb in 10 of the realities could send out ripples causing turmoil within the immune system by creating new realities
that spring up due to the event.
So, the multiverse goes instantly from containing 12 universes to say 24 or 40 or 100. All this energy must be contained and redistributed. If it
can't be it would put the entire multiverse system in jeopardy by overloading it.
Picking an arbitrary number let's say this event creates 30 universes in a system created to hold 12. Out of those 30 universes 28 are weaker than
the 2 realities that didn't drop the bomb.
The energy of these weaker universes are distributed as equally as possible and as efficiently as possible as the mutliverse goes critical.
Catastrophe barely avoided the multiverses immune system must now decide what to do with the final 2(out of 30 realities) that seem to be stronger and
now more whole than the 2(out of the original 12) realities that did not drop the bomb.
The system then takes these two stronger realities and integrates them into the system. They take the place of the now weaker original hold out
realities. The energy created and lost fromt the death of the two original realities is now and instanteously compensated by the replacement of the
weaker ones with the now stronger realities that came into existence because of the 10 that dropped the bomb.
So the multiverse goes from its stable/pre-determined 12 realities to 30 and then back to 12. While the multiverse has changed as a whole and the 12
realities within it are significantly different the status quo of the 12 stable universes remains.
While these examples are earthcentric, any major catastrophe anywhere in the universe that could effect that much life could bring about this
I would also think that much like a super-computer the multiverse system would deal with this overload very quickly. So we wouldn't even notice it.
Within a tenth of second it all happens and is fixed.
What would happen if the entire thing went critical I have no idea.
Just another spit-balling theory. Which is really the great thing about theory.
My brain hurts.