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  Parallel universe (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most common use of parallel universes in science fiction, when the concept is central to the story, is as a backdrop and/or consequence of time travel.
Parallel universes in modern comics have become particularly rich and complex, in large part due to the continual problem of continuity faced by the major two publishers, Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Fredric Brown's "What Mad Universe" recounts the adventures of a science-fiction editor of the late 1940s who is thrown into a parallel universe that reflects the fantasies of his most annoying letter-to-the-editor writer (an adolescent male, naturally).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Many_worlds_and_possible_worlds_in_literature_and_art   (5747 words)

Parallel universes theory was invented by physicists in the hectic period of the 1950's and 1960's.
Not only in a parallel universe must there be other human beings, but these may be human beings who are exact duplicates of ourselves and who are connected to ourselves through mechanisms only explainable using quantum physics concepts.
If the parallel universes of relativity are the same as those of quantum theory the possibility exists that parallel universes may be extremely close to us, perhaps only atomic dimensions away but perhaps in a higher dimension of space-- an extension into what physicists call superspace.
www.qedcorp.com /pcr/pcr/parauniv.html   (1947 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Parallel Universes - Transcript
MICHIO KAKU: All of a sudden we realised the Universe is a symphony and the laws of physics are harmonies of a super-string.
The astonishing conclusion was that all the matter in the Universe was connected to one vast structure: a membrane.
M Theory may really be able to explain everything in the Universe, but the victory will be bittersweet, for at the end of its long quest, science has discovered that the Universe it's thought to explain may be nothing special.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2001/parallelunitrans.shtml   (5261 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Parallel universe -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A parallel universe is a hypothetical universe which exists separately from our own.
The theories involving parallel universes are all controversial, and many physicists believe that there is no need to postulate the existence of any universes other than our own.
Time travel, according to this theory, is merely travelling from one parallel universe to the other.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/pa/Parallel_universe   (245 words)

 MWI, Multiverse, Parallel Universes, The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch
Technically the main feature of parallel universe theories is that it is thought that one can do without the so-called "collapse of the wave function postulate." Reality as a whole is thought to be rigorously deterministic and to evolve according to the wave function.
David Deutsch, inventor of the quantum computer, is one of the most outspoken proponents of the parallel universe theory or, as he calls it, the theory of the "multiverse".
I think he would argue that those universes where the 2 slits are blocked would be separated by that event from the other universes so that interference between those universes and the universes where the 2 slits are not blocked becomes much more difficult to detect.
www.henrysturman.com /english/articles/multiverse.html   (11165 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Parallel Universes
Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe - in fact, there may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them.
For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone.
Parallel universes really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared to imagine.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2001/paralleluni.shtml   (457 words)

 Archived: A Parallel Postsecondary Universe - Information Needs for National Planning Everywhere
To the extent to which there are occasional interactions between its secular providers and the traditional postsecondary and tertiary sectors in various countries, we will catch glimpses of its scope and dynamics, and may be stimulated to adapt some of its performance assessment processes.
If a significant number of individuals follow paths that use the parallel universe, their actions affect planning and budgeting, and because the universe is transnational its information is analogous to that necessary for international trade.
But until the parallel universe becomes part of national accounting systems and until we learn to follow the student--and not the institution--we'll never know.
www.ed.gov /pubs/ParallelUniverse/needs.html   (496 words)

Universe used to mean “All that there is.” That attribution has been co-opted by the term multiverse, although technically there can be many multiverses.
There is not just one theory of parallel universes, but a variety of them ranging from bubble universes, accelerating universes, expanding universes to branching universes.
Parallel universes might be utterly unlike our own, having different particles (such as mirror matter or dark matter) and forces.
www.nwbotanicals.org /oak/newphysics/parauniverses.htm   (6431 words)

Parallel port connection avoids the need to set I/O addresses (the locations in memory used by the PC to read and write MIDI data).
Normally a selection of alternatives are needed, but in the case of parallel ports, the address is already decided by the operating system, giving one less potential source of conflict.
For general-purpose interfaces, using the parallel port tends to be far more reliable, as it was designed to transmit and receive data at much higher speeds in the first place.
www.soundonsound.com /sos/1996_articles/dec96/motuinterfaces.html   (2055 words)

 Parallel Universes exist in other Circuits, Indian Cosmo Theorist
The boundary of our Universe is the border of other Circuits and it is the gravitational force of our Universe that matters.
So far the Universal Law of Gravitation is concerned, it is so crucial and its gravitational force has to exert on an object of a certain mass and our Universe is not an exception.
Our Universe is limited to first three smaller Circuits, which have comparatively occupied lesser space and the other Circuits are extraordinary vast in space, and they would naturally have more gravitational acceleration," Dr. Raj Baldev concluded.
internationalreporter.com /news/read.php?id=493   (717 words)

 SPACE.com -- Are There Other Universes?
And if our universe was born out of a quantum fluctuation, say theorists, then it's possible that other quantum fluctuations could have spawned other universes.
Of course, as University of Arizona astronomer Chris Impey points out, there are parts of our own cosmos that we can't observe, because light from those extremely distant realms hasn't had time to reach us.
Because the different universes would not be detectable by one another, he says, "You can't really prove it exists or doesn't exist." When you talk about multiple universes, Steinhardt says, you're not talking about science anymore.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/generalscience/5mysteries_universes_020205-1.html   (1162 words)

 Parallel universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parallel universe, alternate reality, etc. may refer to:
Parallel universe (fiction), alternate universes, worlds, realities and dimensions in fiction
Multiverse, the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parallel_universe   (108 words)

On the I.S.S. Enterprise, the parallel Chekov is foiled in an attempt to assassinate Kirk.
Finding an unexpected ally in the parallel Spock, Kirk continues to stall while his three comrades gather the information needed to send them back to their own universe.
Along with Lieutenant Marlena Moreau, who wants the parallel Kirk back because she is "the Captain's woman," they help return the four U.S.S. Enterprise officers to their own world.
www.startrek.com /startrek/view/series/TOS/episode/68738.html   (377 words)

 Living in the parallel universe
Living in the parallel universe is enchanting to say the least.
Scientists are busy trying to understand the physics of these parallel universes where our conventional physics does not exist.
They just conclude again and again that the only way to enter the parallel universes is our mind and soul.
esoterism.ro /english/living-parallel-universe%20.php   (238 words)

 Max Tegmark's library: Parallel Universes
Regarding the donut universe business, you may not have noticed that the BBC story in fact talked about work I'd been involved in.
Then after the measurement, there's two parallel universes, each with a "you" with all memories you had before the measurement, one with the added memory of measuring "0" and one with the added memory of measuring "1".
A: Although this idea of so-called branes (three-dimensional universes that are quite literally parallel to ours, a short distance away in another dimensions) is indeed taken seriously by the scientific community, I don't feel that it's quite fair to call them "parallel universes".
space.mit.edu /home/tegmark/multiverse1.html   (6280 words)

 The Parallel Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Parallel Universe is moving to a new time slot.
This Saturday, May 6, I will be hosting the final morning edition of The Parallel Universe from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
That means 25% more of The Parallel Universe for you.
www.theparalleluniverse.com   (137 words)

 Parallel Universe - Forums powered by UBB.threads™
That would not be very logical and it would also imply that there is a parallel universe in which our universe never existed.
In my opinion, parallel universes can only exist if they are not really parallel to oneanother.
I remain sceptic about the possibility of timetravel and the existance of parallel universes, however it is an interesting subject and I like discussing it.
www.timetravelinstitute.com /ttiforum/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=time_travel&Number=9086&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=1&vc=1   (1689 words)

It is not even an orbital universe: it is rather ex-orbital, ex-centered, ex-centric, with only a very faint probability that, one day, it might rejoin ours.
Reason would probably insist that we include these worlds into our homogeneous universe: nuclear weapons would have a peaceful use, all the debts would be erased, all the flows of capital would be reinvested in terms of social well-being, and information would contribute to knowledge.
Let these worlds remain parallel to ours, let their threats hang up in the air: their ex-centricity is what protects us.
www.egs.edu /faculty/baudrillard/baudrillard-global-debt-and-parallel-universe.html   (1436 words)

 BBC News | SCI/TECH | Before the Big Bang
A new theory for the origin of the Universe is intriguing astronomers with the idea that a "Big Splat" preceded the Big Bang.
One of these sheets is our Universe; the other, a "hidden" parallel universe.
The floater "splatted" into our Universe and the energy of the collision was transformed into the matter and energy of our Universe in a Big Bang.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/1270726.stm   (475 words)

 NOVA | The Elegant Universe | PBS
In this excerpt from his book The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene explains why string theory might hold the key to unifying the four forces of nature.
The series host says we may not be smart enough to ever fully understand the universe, he'd like to know now if string theory is wrong, and more.
Major funding for "The Elegant Universe" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation, with additional funding from the Department of Energy and from Volkswagen of America, Inc. Promotional Sponsor for The Elegant Universe: SEED Magazine
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/elegant   (333 words)

 Technorati Tag: parallel universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Hyperspace A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimens ion.
Parallel Universes - Kabbalah Center Kabbalah has been called “the best-kept secret of our time.” It is considered to be the key that unlocks all the mysteries of life, the secret code that governs the universe.
Posts tagged Parallel Universe per day for the last 30 days.
www.technorati.com /tag/parallel+universe   (542 words)

 Multiple Reality
Unfortunately, most books on parallel universes and quantum cosmology are written in language that an ordinary intelligent person cannot understand.
Discover the fascinating nature of the universe in which we live and the exact processes by which mind interacts with matter at the quantum level.
There are a great many other books on “parallel universes,” on quantum physics and multiple reality––but none that offers an understandable model of how minds interact with multiple realities at the quantum level to produce palpable physical effects including paranormal phenomena.
www.manyuniverses.com /indexH.htm   (281 words)

 Amazon.com: PARALLEL UNIVERSES: Books: Fred Alan Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Wolf describes what it would be like to travel through a fl hole to a parallel universe; claims that the future must communicate with the present; answers the question of whether the universe had a radius before we started to measure it; and argues that schizophrenics may be in touch with parallel universes.
Although the book is free of physics and mathematics, the author could have spent few chapters to concentrate on the physics of parallel universes in layman's language to make the reader understand the physical principles on which physicists want us to believe in parallel universes.
Fred Alan Wolfe brings great insight into parallel universes, and parallel lives, spacetime, fl holes, and, clashing waves of time, as well as the parallel "you" that does communicate with you in the life you live here and now.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671696017?v=glance   (1804 words)

 The Observer | Business | Adrift in a parallel universe
With its own language and literature, complete in every detail, the planet Tlön operates on a seductively different logic from that of the ordinary world, which by the end of the story it is well on the way to supplanting.
As in the Borges story, management's parallel universe is supported by a comprehensive literature in which imaginary concepts and attributes are earnestly described and referenced, as if they really existed.
At the university where my wife works, professorial salaries used to be set by the vice-chancellor using his judgment on the basis of a one-page letter written by the academic.
observer.guardian.co.uk /business/story/0,6903,1557681,00.html   (987 words)

 Parallel Universe - eBaum's World Forum
A "Parallel Universe" is a Universe thats almost exactaly like ours except for some slight difrences, for example White people are the minority, Hitler won World War 2, Govenment leaders are not compleate screw heads and so on...
Well if you believe in any kind of parallel universe theory, you must also then have to accept that for there to be any parallel universes there must be one for each and every single possiblility, ever.
and if this were true, wouldnt there be infinite universes, b/c at every moment there are an infinite number of things that can be changed, and there are an infinite number of points in time, so you would have infinity times infinity.
forum.ebaumsworld.com /showthread.php?t=12623   (1049 words)

 Parallel Universe (Team 1257) :: Developing leaders for technology & business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Parallel Universe is a joint effort of the Union County Magnet and Vocational-Technical High Schools.
We participate as team 1257 in the FIRST Robotics Competition, a hands-on science and technology program that teams professionals with young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
Comments are property of their posters; all the rest (c) 2004-2006 by Parallel Universe
magnetrobotics.com   (415 words)

 Sad Geezers Guide to Red Dwarf - Episode 2.6 - Parallel Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This is a magnificent machine that can transport any object in the universe to any other part of the universe.
Women are the dominant sex (Nelly Armstrong was the first human on the moon and Wilma Shakespeare wrote the Taming of the Shrimp and Rachael III).
Even though he is back in his own universe, the pregnancy WILL continue AND he eventually has twins.
www.sadgeezer.com /RedDwarf/epis2-06.htm   (1796 words)

 What Are Parallel Universes?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Recent discoveries in quantum physics (the study of the physics of sub-atomic particles) and in cosmology (the branch of astronomy and astrophysics that deals with the universe taken as a whole) shed new light on how mind interacts with matter.
These discoveries compel acceptance of the idea that there is far more than just one universe and that we constantly interact with many of these “hidden” universes.
What is needed is a resource that explains in understandable, non-mathematical terms everything from the big bang hypothesis to morphogenetic fields to Bell's Theorem to the Aspect experiment.
www.manyuniverses.com   (109 words)

 The Jawa Report: The Arabs Parallel Universe - From An Arab/Muslim's Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Sandmonkey writes that the A.P.U. was created by Arabs to explain to themselves why they are in the rut they have been for so long, while also glorifying their personal victories against a world that is always conspiring against them.
In the A.P.U., events that happen in our real universe also occur, except that the fashion of their occurrence and their outcome are very different then what we- in the real universe-know them to be.
That is the problem we are ll living in parrellel universes, while the real universe is under populated, come on back, plenty of room for you all here.
mypetjawa.mu.nu /archives/158231.php   (2524 words)

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