a reply to: highvein
RE: What is the greatest thing you can Imagine?
RE: Is there a Limit to Imagination?
Yes, there is a limit. The greatest thing I can imagine is based on ideas from American physicist Hugh Everett III, who proposed the many-worlds
interpretation of quantum mechanics in his doctoral thesis at Princeton University in 1957. I am a proud Everettian! Here is a good article
critiquing Everettian thought, however, with the same data points I have an opposite subjective judgment to the author that is pro-Everettian. The
author's arguments make me support Everettian thought even more:
"This picture gets really extravagant when you appreciate what a measurement is. In one view, any interaction between one quantum entity and another
— a photon of light bouncing off an atom — can produce alternative outcomes, and so demands parallel universes. As DeWitt put it, “Every quantum
transition taking place on every star, in every galaxy, in every remote corner of the universe is splitting our local world on earth into myriads of
copies.” In this “multiverse,” says the physicist and many-worlds proponent Max Tegmark, “all possible states exist at every instant” —
meaning, at least in the popular view, that everything that is physically possible is (or will be) realized in one of the parallel universes."
So then combine Everettian thought with the multiverse hypothesis and idea black hole create white holes:
The idea our Big Bang was the result of a star collapsing to a black hole in a previously existing space-time dimension creates a slightly bigger idea
of what Time is in the multiverse. In the multiverse combined with the many-worlds interpretation reality and time is vastly or astronomically much
bigger than anything we could possible imagine.
God is the only word big enough to represent such a huge idea for time and space. So with these two idea, the multiverse
and Everettian thought, what does the word God represent? The word God then represents the realization of every possibility that can happen will
happen over the entire many-worlds multiverse. Anywhere there is probability, every possibility of a probability is realized. In one alternate
Universe you marry Susan. And in another alternate Universe you marry Kim. On one space-time dimension you are a mass murderer and in another you
are a version of Mother Teresa. So our Universe of space-time represents one possible set of choices realized in order for God to realized God's
God then becomes this idea of wholeness and completeness of every possibility realized. God is neither good nor evil because God represents both
qualities in equal proportions. And the same is true for each of us. There are an equal number of space-time dimensions where we are both just a
good and just as evil as anyone can be.
This then is the limit of imagination. Having a way to realize every possible possibility over the many-worlds multiverse is the limit of every
possible thought and experience consciousness can possibly have in existence.