At 10/8/12 12:02 AM, Gr3ySock wrote:
Ok so if there are an infinite amount of different universes to the one we live in right now, then there are an infinite amount of possibilities.
This is all based off of the assumption that multiple universes already exist. First off, you'd have hell trying to actually prove this, considering that it's not possible to do so at the moment.
But say there are. There are a (theoretically) infinite amount of parallel universes, one for each decisive choice that happens in a human life. We'll make this assumption for now so I can disprove it in a second. When you make a choice, that universe changes as so, however another universe is created for each of the possible variations in how that choice was made. Since the beginning of time, every choice that has ever been made has caused a branched timeline, and thus a new parallel universe, to form.
This violates conservation of energy, and conservation of mass. This is clearly a no-go. However:
Say that instead of creating a new universe after a choice, you're just simply sent to a different one. An infinite amount of parallel universes have existed since the beginning of time, and when a choice is made, you're simply sent to a convenient one. For whatever reason, we're not at all aware of this. This does not violate conservation of mass or energy, since all the matter and energy in the multiverse has and will always exist.
This would require a few things: First off, the universe would have to be of finite size, and every other universe would have to be as well. After all, it's not possible to travel an infinite distance, right? So all the universes are of finite size, and it's possible to instantaneously travel between them. But this would require information to travel faster than the speed of light (It takes light eight minutes to travel to Earth from the sun, and we don't even know how big the universe might be). So that's a no-go as well. So how can we get around the limit of information traveling faster than the speed of light?
Another dimension of space is the only semi-plausible solution I can think of. Maybe you could take this into string theory or something. I personally don't understand space with any more than 3+1 dimensions, so good luck with that.