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Exploring other universes may be possible in the future


Dick Pelletier
By Dick Pelletier
Ethical Technology

Posted: Dec 15, 2012

Acclaimed scientists Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, and others believe that an infinite number of universes exist; and that in some far future time, it may be possible to explore these other worlds, which many believe are connected by wormholes.

Most physicists believe that gravity bends space-time and one day; this phenomenon could enable constructing shortcuts (wormholes) that connect two points in space, two places in time; or even two universes. Although most theorists do not believe civilization will ever harness enough energy to build wormholes that could transport matter, some believe that one day, humanity may be able to send information through these futuristic portals.

Should this happen, the possibilities would be amazing. We would send information through wormholes that could scan other universes, analyze their makeup, and return that information to Earth. This would allow us to determine any advantages these parallel worlds might hold for humanity.

Kaku says this would be a good way to escape in the far future when our universe, as it continues to expand, becomes so thin that all matter – even information – freezes and disappears into a cosmic void.



After locating a life-friendly universe with laws of physics compatible with whatever life form we have evolved to in this future time, we would send instructions how to re-create our species in this new world using whatever latest and best technology that tomorrow’s science has developed.

Today, it’s impossible to predict with accuracy if something as wild as exploring other universes will ever be accomplished. However, with help from the “golden age of intelligence,” which futurist Ray Kurzweil and others predict could take place from 2035 to 2050, developing complicated technologies that would allow humans to communicate with their neighboring cosmos might be achieved. Initial trials of this futuristic effort could begin as early as the next two-to-three centuries.

So, will exploring other universes ever become possible? Positive futurists believe that it will. However, here’s the big question, should life extension technologies advance, as enthusiasts predict; will any of us alive today be around in 300 years to enjoy this wild adventure?


Dick Pelletier was a weekly columnist who wrote about future science and technologies for numerous publications. He passed away on July 22, 2014.
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Very good points…

Theoretically lifespan will hit the dead end wall of the universe undergoing heat / expansion death. We can only hope that whatever intelligences in the next 50+ years do form that they will be able to work-around the infinite energy problems of making multiversal travel possible as I fear we semi-evolved simians won’t be smart enough for that little problem.

Alternatively, if multiversal travel is not possible the only other possibility I can think of is doing what some of the deluded and uneducated feard from CERN, that it would somehow trigger a new big bang.

If a small, localised big bang event (small only on a cosmic level!) could somehow be triggered from the vacuum then we would of course have a infinite supply of both energy and matter, ensuring the survivibility of life forever.





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