So I just recently discovered this website, and the very first thread that I discovered was one that was discussing the concept of infinity and it’s properties. This reminded of a game that I actually finished just a few weeks ago called Bioshock Infinite, which I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with or have heard of. I have to warn you though, if you haven’t played the game yet and plan to, I wouldn’t continue to read this any further because it will probably ruin the surprise and thought the ending inspires. I won’t actually be discussing the events that take place in the game, but the idea it creates. I’m aware that infinity is a popular (if not overly popular) topic, but the perspective that the game presents on it is one that I hadn’t thought of before and I thought I should share it. So here’s the concept it brings to the table:
Imagine that there are parallel universes, or dimensions. Dimensions in which things are not the same as in our dimension. Now imagine that there are countless dimensions out there, an infinite number of worlds that an infinite number of different versions of ourselves exists in. So what exactly makes these dimensions different from the one that we exist in? Within this infinite number of universes is every choice you made, could have made, or ever will make. Every possibility has happened to you at one point in time, only in a different universe and to a different version of yourself. . The differences in our universe and another can be anywhere from the smallest difference you can imagine to the biggest. For example, let’s say that you were getting ready for bed last night, and you made the decision to brush your teeth before you went to bed. Nothing out of the ordinary happened and you went on your merry way. Somewhere out there in the infinite number of dimensions is a dimension where you chose not to brush your teeth, and that could be the only difference in the two. And then there are dimensions out there somewhere where you are a celebrity, the President, or the ruler of the world. Let’s say you come to time in your life where you’re at a fork in the road, and you have to make a big decision. Multiple universes branch out from this decision and onwards, universes where you chose one thing and universes where you chose the other. In a sense, everything happens to everyone in one parallel dimension or the other. Infinite possibilities.
@fatninjal33t Yes. Alright. Here’s what. The most confusing thing besides the fact that we have Letuce identical persons that can’t travel through dimensions as our growing Elizabeth, is the circumstance that there is more than one Elizabeth when she learned she could travel through the space of between lighthouses/dimensions and there are still more than one Elizabeths. But we see that on by one, musical note by note Elizabeths disappear… except the last/first one. Then we don’t see anything. :)
Here’s some spamming for that moron @filipek by the way.
@fatninjal33t, The game’s story and concept is really beautiful, I always loved multiverse theme. It’s cool, amazing, at the same time scary if there truly exist other universes with other ‘us’, it gets even scarier if we can travel through those universes!