Your Mirror Universe? Or Just a Parallel Universe.

@theprogamer (10539)
United States
October 14, 2007 3:26pm CST
120% discussion coming up. This one was inspired from my new avatar. Do any of you think there may actually be a true mirror universe? One that is very close to being opposite to what is going on here. I want to see your thoughts on this. Could things be much more grim, dark, cruel than we currently know? Could something like this exist right now as you are reading this? We can't really perceive it, but there is always imagination and wonder. Also, what other parallel universes have you thought of or encountered? Either in fictional works, random musings on existence, whatever you want. If you want describe them in whatever detail you want. They can be as simple or as grandiose as you wish. You can also state realities you'd have liked to see or live in. Or you can react to some of my ideas. ****To get you thinking here are a few samples**** - Mirror Universe: The US is much more hostile and enveloping than the norm, other supernations exist in Asia, Africa and South America. War over supplies and ideology is a hit at home fact of life. Freedoms are seriously curtailed. - Mage's Realm: People can use magic to varying degrees. In the past social classes were dictated based on magic aptitude. In the present some underlying stigma and controversy towards less capable magic users still exists, almost like current day minority situations. - Education Elite: Education was made the top priority and remained so even to the present. As a result, the world is notably more advanced education and technology wise. Okay I'll stop so I don't steal all the ideas. Have fun with this topic.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
14 Oct 07
I do alot of Shamanic and spiritual work so I know there are more realities then I or anyone else can ever imagine... And Prior to our history, there has been a cycle of other Nations and Empires we never knew of.. Where South America and Africa were the superpowers.. Just over time natural disasters wiped most of that away... and people had to start over in a cycle that has gone on for longer than we are aware of. Your thoughts is another plane or reality in its own, and people can learn to manifest their thoughts into reality.. I am still trying to manifest me alot of money to save my home, and to make a big difference in the lives of those around me with it... Any story you have ever read any move your have ever watched, is partly people tapping into other realities without realising, or even creating their own realities similar to the Never End Story and fantasia. :) - DNatureofDTrain
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Oct 07
Maybe that's why some stories are so very familiar. Not the morphic field?
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I've thought of that too. It does seem like in a slight mental sense maybe something that we can barely grasp it is like this. Any creation of fiction may well exist in a dimension of existence unbeknown to us.
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• United States
14 Oct 07
From the viewpoint of the mirror universe, it would be ours that was dark, twisted, and backward.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I dub this response epic. 12 out of 10.
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Oct 07
Wait - I meant to ask how your avatar inspired the discussion!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Oct 07
This is the assignment patch of the MACOs from Star Trek: Enterprise. But its not the one from "our" universe. Its the one of the "Mirror" Universe. =)
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• Abernathy, Texas
15 Oct 07
yeah, I'm a Star Trek fan but didn't get it - guess I'm not a big enough fan!
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Oct 07
I love this topic as its the kind of thing I think about. I actually wanted to use the term parallel universe in my recent post about creating your own life but wasn't sure other mylotters were sci-fi/fantasy fans like me or into the science of possibilites like What the Bleep Do We Know shows. There are so many book series about this but can't think of any right now. :( What if Hitler had taken over the world - or Rome never fell? Although there is yet another conspiracy theory www.whatistheendgame.com that there is a shadow group/government that wants a pure race so far we're safe. No Real proof of concentration camps or racial cleansing. But what if it were a dark but organized world that Hitler envisioned? The world would be a scary place. I like blonde and blue eyed as much as the next girl but a homongenized world wouldn't cut it for me. What if the South won? Japan took over the world? I've read a series much like what you suggest - that their is a magic realm side by side with our own - I would love that. I think it was Piers Anthony. What if history was just about the same, minute differences. I've thought of this as a child even. Once when a car almost hit me on the way to Elm. School I thought what if (I'd devoured my mom's sci-fi/fantasy books practically all in the fourth grade) in some other world that car had hit me? My idea was a bit different though. I thought - what if this reality is my reality - for my lessons (I'd also read Jonathon Livingston Seagull) and so maybe I never get seriously hurt (why I didn't think being physically hurt was a lesson in itself) but people I know and others get hurt so I can learn from them. But what if at the moment, in another world - I was hit by that card. Yes, I was a strange child. What if every crossroads we come too, we break off another parallel world. I chose to go right, and talk to this person - this started a specific reality, but what if I also at the same time decided to go right - and never spoke to that person? I used to have vivid dreams of seeing pictures of myself - on a boat wiith friends and such - and in the dreams I knew that this was me in another reality (have I mentioned I have a great imagination - especially when asleep?). It was unusual, because most of my dreams then and now were stories my mind concocted - where I wasn't me. I could live whole lifetimes in the dreams - but not as Amy. Wow, I've rambled enough. I could go off and write short stories about multiple dimensions/world. But I can't really write like I used to - as more then half of my attention - no matter what I do is uusally on my baby - unless my husbnd is actually watching him!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I like it Amy. I like it a lot. This is what I wanted. And yes there are so many points of divergence it would take maybe centuries to really get every possibility down. Major ones that would take a lot of time too. I like what you put up though, don't write off writing just yet.
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• Abernathy, Texas
15 Oct 07
I actually meant - what if I decided to go left - for the second part of that thought!
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I look at it in terms of the universe being infinite. Who knows what else is out there? I think there very well could be a mirror or parallel universe. Why not? People may want to say no, but what is the reason for that? We don't know what's out there. I like to have something to believe in.:P
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
15 Oct 07
This makes me think of the theory of whether or not things still exist when no ones there to see them. Does a tree still make noise when it falls if no one is there to hear it? Well does it? Are things there because we think they are? Or are they real? Could we make the world a different place just by imagining it and ignoring whats really going on?
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
18 Oct 07
What I believe changes from day to day. I would believe in multiple realities before I would believe on one parallel universe. What brings me to this idea is all the different religious beliefs that exist in our world. All the different things that people believe about where we go after we die. We've got those who believe in reinarnation. Those who believe in heaven and hell. Those who believe we just have one shot at life and then we become compost. Some believe in ghosts. I'm not sure what those who practice wicca believe. When pondering all these possibilites and trying to decdied "who's right?", it occured to me that maybe everyone is right. Maybe we choose our path by choosing what to believe. If you think your going to heaven, that's where you go. If you think you are going to hell...then you go there. If you believe in reincarnation you get another shot. That's my theory. I don't hold onto it steadfastly, but it's something that I think of sometimes. I don't think this is exactly the type of response you were after, but it's what came to my mind when I read your intro. Good luck with your discussion.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Don't worry Miami. In discussions like this, I encourage thought, even if it looks like it might be off topic. To me, I appreciate the efforts in thinking, reasoning, and the like. Your argument sheds a little more light to the subject believe it or not. There is the religious side. Some do believe in reincarnation, others in an afterlife, and then there are beliefs beyond that. Its very well possible there is a spiritual side to my proposal.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Wow, this one is very thought-provoking, you've outdone yourself here, Pro! I think there just may be one or more parallel and mirror universes and they may explain the strange feeling of deja-vue we all have had or odd dreams that I've had that were so real and are of and about people I don't know in reality - or what I THINK is my reality - but in the dream I know them intimately. It may have to do with, as an earlier poster said, taking another turn or making a different choice at a particular juncture in our lives. For me, maybe in one I'd never gone to that drive-in restaurant when I was 16, so I'd never met my husband so these people I'm with in my dream are the people who became my friends and family in that "other" life. There could be an infinite number of universes, in some I obviously may not exist depending on the roads my parents had taken, or their parents, etc., etc. Maybe these deja vue instances and these strange dreams are actually our "other selves" trying to steer us the right way or even to make us appreciate the universe we're in or the life we've chosen. If only I could remember some of these dreams better after I wake up! Some of them are really GOOD, or I think they are if only I could piece them together more clearly. Great post, Pro! Annie
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Yes Annie! Brilliant!! I forgot to mention it but I've also had a couple of very real dreams. Sure I know dreams are the subconscious trying to tell the mind something, but human knowledge and research are still trying to discover more about the brain and those processes in general. There are times I've felt these dreams were either another life or an alternate reality one that didn't occur in reality due to choices made. It could indeed be a slideshow of what one could have, or a message for one to try and appreciate what one has. Excellent...!
• India
19 Oct 07
Hello Pro WOW this is really amazing and yes i have my own mirror Universe in which there are of course no boundaries. No countries, no religion, everybody speaks everybody else's languages and just to break the monotony we are occasionally under attack from the nearest Universe LOL. You already put the 'magic' idea but my Universe does have lots of magic. There is only ONE school, One post office, One bank, One theater, One every thing LOL and if somebody wants to add something just think and it happens in front of everyone so everyone can enjoy it at the same time ...hhmmmm but if there really was a Universe and they happened to look at us i am sure they would find us all crazy , mean and stupid running after things that we really don't need. Because the actual things that we really need like air, food water and LOVE is already THERE :)