Parallel Universes exist and one day we may visit them,
By Dick Pelletier
Imagine if you could jump into a parallel universe where
another you is living a far more exciting life than yours, and
you could trade places if you like.
Researchers at the powerful new WMAP space telescope
recently discovered a force 10,000 times larger than the Milky
Way, which they believe is a parallel universe.
Other scientists have observed strange happenings such as the
Andromeda galaxy, 2.2 million light-years away speeding towards
the Milky Way at 200,000 mph, which can only be explained if
gravity from an invisible universe is pulling the two galaxies
A growing number of scientists believe we are surrounded by
an infinite number of universes that make up what is called "the
multiverse." Theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, suggests that
another universe may be floating just a millimeter away on a "brane"
(membrane) parallel to our world. We can't see inside it because
it exists in hyperspace, beyond the four dimensions of our
Oxford University's Dr. David Deutsch believes a
copy of you could be reading this article on a planet in another
universe identical to ours, except this copy of you has just won
Some physicists predict that you have many twins living in
parallel universes. People with the same appearance, name and
memories as you exist in these other worlds and some of them are
making daily life choices different from yours.
This begs the question, "What might happen if our parallel
selves met; would we combine our gifts of different life
experiences, or would we compete against each other?"
Some speculate that a parallel world exists where there are
no wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and no 9/11. In other universes,
the Nazis won World War II and Japan occupies western U.S.
A few bold forward thinking scientists predict that one day,
we will be able to communicate with, or even visit these
parallel worlds through wormholes. Cal Tech physicist
Sean Carroll believes it's not too far-fetched that in the
future, someone will devise a machine that lets one universe
communicate with another.
Other future watchers believe that tomorrow's technologies
will help us create wormholes that would allow matter to pass
through. People would enter a wormhole transport station on our
Earth, and instantly exit into a different Earth.
Consensus among scientists has been that wormholes are so
destructive that people would be torn to subatomic bits
traveling through them. However, a recent paper by Utah
University physicist Lior Burko raises the possibility that
wormholes may not annihilate matter, and the potential for
"universe-hopping" may one day be realized.
Imagine a future where our Earth evolved and we became a Type
III Kardashev civilization, with space colonies established
throughout our galaxy, and in command of awesome energy sources.
In this future time, technologies could enable the creation of
wormholes allowing routine visits to alternate universes. The
possibilities are mindboggling.
Will travel to alternate universes ever happen? Positive
futurists believe that with determination and good fortune,
Earthlings will one day develop technologies that not only
enable instant travel throughout our universe, but parallel
world adventures could become commonplace in this amazing
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