In a previous blog post we discussed Transhumanism and AI's. This week we'll be delving into quantum mechanics. Sounds intimidating doesn't it? So much has been written on the topic that I'm still learning myself!
Here are some quick facts for those of you who are like me and don't enjoy complicated equations:
- Quantum mechanics is an extremely complex area of study regarding the movement of particles. The theory contradicts classical physics which postulates that the motion of particles can be predicted. According to quantum mechanics, a particle exists in all positions at the same time until it is measured.
If you're confused - don't worry. You may want to watch this PBS documentary (click here). It's pretty long - but worth the watch!
Just wait - it gets crazier. A key factor of quantum physics is the idea of alternate universes.
Quantum physics founder, Hugh Everett, surmised that according to the rules of quantum mechanics there are an infinite number of parallel universes. I explored the idea of multiple universes in my Nursery Rhyme Mystery series. The series begins on a college campus where Marlow (a freshman nerd) finds himself entangled in an alternate reality. Only this alternate universe is much more threatening than the one he is accustomed to.
The Nursery Rhyme Mystery series is a fun read for all ages that combines mystery with a touch of romance. If you love Ginger Gold and gang I think you will enjoy Sage & Marlow too. The full series is currently enrolled in KINDLE UNLIMITED. If you're not already a member you can sign up for the free trial and read the Nursery Rhyme Mysteries FREE!
So what's an alternate universe?
Well, it turns out that's not such an easy question to answer. According to Space.com there are at least five different ways that a multi-universe could be possible.
- Infinite Universes. This theory is based around the idea that there are a limited number of variations in how particles can be arranged. This means that over time more than one of you will exist in another universe.
- Bubble universe. This theory proposes that other universes are not linked to our own, and may be governed by different laws of physics. Hence the term "bubble" as each universe exists entirely separate from each other.
- Daughter universe. This theory is centered around the idea that an infinite number of universes exists based on the different outcomes from each decision every person makes. Try to wrap your mind around that! In one universe you might have a dog, and in an alternate universe, you might have a cat.
- Mathematical universe. This theory posits that mathematics is the ultimate reality and that the universe(s) exists independent of human existence.
- Parallel universes. This theory suggests that there is an infinite number of parallel universes. Some universes are identical to ours, while others vary on a continuum. For example, one universe may differ by the position of just one or two particles, while another may vary by the positions of a hundred articles or more.
What do you think of these theories? Which ones seem the most plausible to you?
When that cute chick you met online is murdered - but shows up for your next internet meeting anyway.
Marlow's just a regular geeky college freshman with little to no experience with girls, so when he has a semi-flirtatious chat with a cute girl online, it's almost more than his nerves can handle.
Then the girl is murdered.
Or is she?
Marlow finds himself teamed up with intelligent and savvy Sage Farrell, a girl so far out of his league he feels blinded in her presence - literally - damned glasses! Together they work to find the identity of @gingerbreadman. Can they stop the killer before he strikes in more worlds than one?
Check out Murder at Feathers & Flair in audio!
I'm super stoked about Ginger Gold in audio. The series has a lot of international characters and my fab narrator, Elizabeth Klett, nails them. So fun! Click on the link to listen to a sample.
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