The idea of multiple universes that contain more versions of ourselves has been out there for a really long time and it managed to give birth to countless movies and books as well.
But it seems that reality could be more powerful than fiction, as this idea may be true indeed, according to the latest reports coming from NBCNews.
This idea that there are countless versions of you which exist across lots and lots of worlds is definitely really far from our intuitive experience.
Countless versions of you across lots of worlds
It seems that according to a popular analysis of quantum mechanics which is known as the “many worlds interpretation,” “every fundamental event that has multiple possible outcomes — whether it’s a particle of light hitting Mars or a molecule in the flame bouncing off your teapot — splits the world into alternate realities,” according to the online pubcalition mentioned above.
The article continues and explains that even for experts it’s pretty strange to think that the universe can split apart and it’s reportedly even stranger to realize that such a similar splitting could be occurring for each and every interaction that is taking place in the quantum world.
Things get even odder when we think at the fact that all these subatomic splits would apply to bigger things as well which obviously include ourselves.
It’s possible that there are many versions of you out there
“It’s absolutely possible that there are multiple worlds where you made different decisions. We’re just obeying the laws of physics,” according to Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology.
It’s interesting to note that he is also the author of a new book on many worlds titled “Something Deeply Hidden.”
He continued and said “We don’t know whether the number of worlds is finite or infinite, but it’s certainly a very large number,” Carroll says. “There’s no way it’s, like, five.”
We recommend that you head over to the original article on NBCNews in order to find out more juicy details on this exciting subject.