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originally posted by: SystemResistor
a reply to: ecossiepossie
You have to see this, the characters in the story end up in a universe where time is running backwards...
The previous universe (or our universe “twin”) contracted to a single point (which could be interpreted as a “Big Crunch”) and then rebounded in a Big Bounce to produce the Big Bang as we’ve learned to accept as the birth of the universe as we know it. But until now, although the pre-bounce universe has been predicted, its characteristics could not be known.
We are not talking about an alternate dimension; we are talking about an identical universe with the same space-time and quantum characteristics as our own. If we look at our universe now (13.7 billion years post-bounce), it would be identical to the universe 13.7 billion years before the Big Bounce. The only difference being the direction of time would be opposite; the pre-bounce universe would be reversed.
"The twin universe will have the same laws of physics and, in particular, the same notion of time as in ours. The laws of physics will not change because the evolution is always unitary, which is the nicest way a quantum system can evolve. In our analogy, it will look identical to its twin when seen from afar; one could not distinguish them.” –
Scientists have proposed that there is a universe parallel to our own in which time runs in reverse.
There is still much to understand about the concept of time, the every present chronological continuum which drives ourselves and the rest of the universe eternally forwards.
Now however scientists conducting a new experiment designed to better understand how the cosmos came in to being have proposed that when our own universe was created, so too was a corresponding mirror universe in which time runs backwards.
The idea was born from the concept that all the fundamental laws of physics work just as well if time is in reverse as they do forwards and that this is exactly what is happening in this mirror universe.